Sep 17, 2019 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Nov 9, 2017

Fresh Ginger: Baby vs. Mature

Category: Frozen

Baby ginger has pinkish/purplish tinged tips. Its skin looks plump and less wrinkly. Harvested at around 5 months, it’s still tender, succulent and virtually fiberless. It’s used to make candied and crystallized ginger; that’s why high quality crystallized ginger is almost jelly-like inside.

Baby ginger imparts both heat and sweet, while older ginger can be more bitter. Mature ginger is harvested at 9 months and is much more pungent and fibrous. This ginger is used for the produce/fresh market. It’s also the one that gets dried and used in the spice trade.

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