This Asian perennial is one of the world’s most popular spices. The fresh root is used in Asian and Indian cuisines and also lends a pungent, spicy note to herbal teas. Because ginger root contains volatile oils with warming properties, it is sometimes used to make salves and ointments. Dried ginger is also very aromatic and sharp on the tongue, as well versatile. The chopped root is added to teas, soups and other foods, while the powdered root is a common baking spice.
Crystalized Ginger, 1/4lb
Crystallized ginger, also called candied ginger, consists of the peeled rhizome of the ginger plant that is cooked in sugar until tender. Aside from its use as a confection, crystallized ginger root is added to tea and other hot beverages for sweetness and spice.