Ginger has been used in Asia and the Middle East since ancient times as a cooking spice and healing herb. If you are using fresh ginger for tea or in recipes, you may already know that a little piece goes a long way.
According to the Mayo Clinic, ginger is a healing remedy for nausea, cold, flu, arthritis, diarrhea, painful menstruation, heart conditions and cancer. Knowing how to store ginger properly in the freezer will keep it fresh whenever you want to use it to flavor food or as a healing remedy.
Wash your ginger roots before freezing. Pat them dry.
Cut off a piece of ginger you know you would be using in the near future. Wrap this piece in paper towels and seal airtight in a plastic storage bag. Store in the refrigerator up to about three weeks.
Wrap the rest of your unpeeled ginger roots in wax paper, then place them in an airtight freezer storage zipper bag. Press all of the air out before zipping. Date and label the bag.
Freeze ginger roots for three to four months. The parts you use will be a little mushy as time goes on, but the quality and flavor still remains.
Peel, slice or julienne ginger for freezing as an option. Wrap the pieces securely in plastic wrap, then place them in a plastic freezer bag or plastic, airtight container. Date, label the container and freeze.