Inside the Spice Cabinet: Ground Ginger
If you’ve ever made gingersnap cookies, gingerbread, or pumpkin pie, you’ve probably used ground ginger.
What Is Ground Ginger?
Most Popular Use: Baked goods, spice rubs, meat
Ground ginger, sometimes labeled powdered ginger, is made by simply drying out peeled fresh ginger root, then grinding it to a fine powder. It is pale yellow in color and should have a pungent, spicy smell to indicate freshness. Ground ginger has a warm, spicy bite, is a little bit sweet, and is not as strongly flavored as fresh ginger. This spice cabinet ingredient is also not a direct substitute for fresh ginger. Store ground ginger in an airtight container out of direct heat and light.
How To Use Ground Ginger
Ginger is popular for its anti-inflammatory properties, and has long been used as treatments for nausea and digestive complaints. It is also used often in teas and drinks.