Ginger Root is a rhizome having a firm, striated texture that adds a pungent and spicy flavor to cooked dishes. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a mild taste.
Fresh ginger offers a superior flavor over the dried. Peeling the skin the ginger then can be sliced, minced or julienned. Added to the beginning of a dish the ginger has a softer flavor whereas at the end it offers a more pungent flavor.
Methods of cooking include fresh vegetables, salad dressings, rice dishes and teas.
1 tablespoon is about 5 grams and 18 calories.