The root of the ginger plant is a common ingredient in many Asian dishes. Fresh ginger root adds a hot and spicy flavor to dishes and is often found in stir-frys, marinades and sauces. In many sushi restaurants, you often find beni shoga (red in color) or gari (thinly sliced), both pickled gingers often served alongside the sushi. Young ginger is yellow with pink buds and used more as a vegetable, while the older ginger, with dry, brown skin, is used more as a seasoning. Dried, candied and pickled gingers as well as ginger tea can also be found in our Grocery department.
Ginger is believed to help with nausea and have other beneficial effects on the body.