Our helpful guide to ginger promises tasty recipes, useful health benefits and even some trivia you may not have known before!


Tasty Healer

When in doubt, have some ginger: It's chock-full of healing compounds that help with all kinds of ailments, from colds and fever to pain and inflammation!

Take Your Pick

Dial up the spice of dishes with the following different styles of ginger.

Take Your Pick

Fresh Ginger

The shiny underground stem of the Zingiber officinale plant lends the freshest flavor. Look for fat, firm "fingers" with smooth, shiny skin. Use a spoon to scrape off the skin. Keep whole ginger in the crisper in a zip-top bag for up to two months; once it's cut, use within a few days.

Gingered Carrot-Parsnip Puree

This sweet and spicy side dish is both elegant and easy.

Gingered Carrot-Parsnip Puree

Ginger Salmon with Garlicky Butter Beans and Spinach

Mild salmon is the perfect canvas for Japanese flavors of soy sauce and ginger.

Ginger Salmon with Garlicky Butter Beans and Spinach

Pork and Ginger Noodle Soup

Turn leftover pulled pork into a brand new meal by adding rice noodles and lots of fresh veggies.

Pork and Ginger Noodle Soup

Ground Ginger

This potent powder amps up desserts like gingerbread or pumpkin pie, and adds a subtle kick to soups and stews and marinades. Sprinkle some of it into whipped cream!

Grilled Gingerbread S'mores Cake

Remake this summer-camp favorite with toasty chocolate and marshmallow on a layer of moist gingerbread.

Spicy Maple Walnuts

These sweet-and-peppery nuts are an addictive snack.

Spicy Maple Walnuts

Candied Ginger

Chop these chewy, sweet-hot slices and add to cookie dough or bownie batter, or sprinkle over ice cream. You can also eat them plain!

Braised Plums with Candied Ginger

Sweet plums, creamy coconut milk and tangy candied ginger are a unique and elegant dessert trinity.

Ginger Cheesecake

Chopped candied ginger is the perfect garnish for this creamy cheesecake made with a gingersnap crust.

Ginger Cheesecake

Healing Meal

For a delish, invigorating cold remedy, simmer chicken broth with ginger coins and garlic cloves.

asian chicken noodle soup

Big Dipper

Mix chopped ginger with rice vinegar, soy sauce, scallions and sesame oil for a quick dipping sauce.

Sweet Side

Simmer sliced carrots with butter, chopped ginger, sugar and enough water to cover; cook, covered, until carrots are tender and glazed.

Gingered Carrot & Kale Ribbons

Cocktail Helper

Boil sliced ginger in 2 cups water for 10 minutes; add 2 cups sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir cooled syrup into drinks.