Dole Ginger Tiger
The premium ginger from Thailand
The ginger ‘root’ used for centuries in cooking and for medicinal purposes is actually the rhizome of a perennial creeping plant. It thrives in tropical conditions with heavy rainy seasons and hot dry seasons. The rhizomes are usually harvested when the plant is about 9 months old.
Historically, It is believed to have many health benefits, including use as an anti- inflammatory, and has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, and motion sickness.
For example, for nausea, try ‘Ginger Tea’. Make this by steeping two or three slices, or ¼ - ½ tsp of grated fresh ginger in a cup of hot water and then sip slowly. To make a refreshing drink, add a little honey and the juice of half a lemon.
How to select
When buying ginger, fresh is best! Be sure to avoid ginger with dry, wrinkled, skin, mold or soft spots. Fresh Dole Ginger Tiger is available year round.
How to Use
Aromatic, spicy and strong in flavour, ginger can be used in both savoury and sweet recipes. It adds a unique flavor and zest to Asian stir-fries, curries, pickles, chutneys, and jams and is an exciting addition to many fruit and vegetable dishes.
Try these simple ideas:
- Add grated ginger and orange juice to mashed Kumara.
- Add finely chopped ginger to brown sugar and raisins, and use to stuff baked apples.
- Add freshly chopped ginger to sautéed vegetables.
- Add freshly grated ginger to carrot or pumpkin soup.
- Add ground ginger and chopped lime zest to butter, to top grilled fish.
- Add zest to a marinade with chopped fresh ginger, garlic, soy sauce and a little sesame oil.
For stir-fries or stews, ginger added at the beginning of the cooking process, will lend a subtle flavor while added near the end, it will deliver a stronger taste.
How to store
Fresh ginger can be stored unpeeled in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or in the freezer, for up to six months.