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GINGER ROOT - FRESH, RAW

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4-6 weeks
Freezer
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2-3 months

Tips

  • How long does fresh ginger last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep fresh ginger refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh ginger, refrigerate in plastic bag.
  • How long does fresh ginger last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh ginger will usually keep well for about 4 to 6 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze fresh ginger? Yes, to freeze, place ginger in covered airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does fresh ginger last in the freezer? Properly stored, fresh ginger will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - fresh ginger that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if fresh ginger is bad or spoiled? Fresh ginger that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any fresh ginger that has an off smell or appearance.

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