Ginger has various medicinal properties. It is said to be tonic, antiseptic, diuretic, and an aphrodisiac; it reduces fever and aids the appetite. Fresh ginger can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 weeks.
Did you know, that the English name for ginger, is taken from the French word Gingembre? Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cuisine and is also known to have medicinal properties. When buying ginger, select firm ginger without any wrinkles. Ginger can be kept at room temperature for a week. For more hints and tips on ginger and how to store it, watch this video.