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Tips To Identify Rotten Ginger

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Are you sure you know how to identify rotten ginger? It is not that easy as you think. Therefore, read further and arm yourself with the tips to do so:


 


Squeeze It


 


Pick up the ginger in your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. If it is rotten, it will be soft and mushy in your hands, not hard and firm.


 


Look at it


 


Take a good look at the ginger, especially the nodes, which will be the first place to be affected from mold. Depending upon the extent of mold with which the ginger is affected, you may decide to use or discard it.


 


Look for Wrinkles


 


A healthy gingerroot will have a smooth, shiny surface. But if you  notice even the slightest sign of wrinkles, it probably means that the ginger has begun to dry up and it will soon start rotting too.


 


Smell It


 


Smell, just in case of potatoes or eggs, is the easiest way to tell whether you are looking at a rotten ginger. If the ginger smells strange or rotten, discard it immediately.


Ginger or gingerroot is one spice you can use very easily in everything like a stew, dessert, drink, and ice cream. To know how to identify rotten ginger will help you to use ginger safely and in so many more ways.


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