Ginger, Zingiber officinale. (Photo by FlowerPhotos/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Top Tip For Storing Ginger
By Mikala Lugen
Fresh ginger can be stored at room temperature or in airtight containers in the fridge's crisper drawer, the latter lasting for three to four weeks. Since storing at room temperature depends on location and climate conditions, if you live in a warmer and more humid environment, your ginger might go bad faster than it would in a drier environment.
Ginger that's already been broken should be stored differently than untouched ginger root to prevent oxidation. You can store peeled ginger by wrapping it in plastic wrap, or using a paper towel to dry out the exposed part of the ginger before wrapping it, and placing it in the fridge; per MasterClass, peeled ginger should stay fresh for up to three weeks.
Freezing is another great method for storing ginger, and you can start cutting or grating it right out of the freezer without having to wait for it to thaw. Place a whole ginger root directly in the freezer in a plastic bag or container for up to six months, according to MasterClass; you can also peel ginger or make ginger puree or paste and freeze that, too.