How Long Does Ginger Root Last?


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4-6 weeks
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2-3 months


Shelf Life Tips

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

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