A golden-colored, spicy root vegetable with a variety of uses in cooking. It imparts a mild, peppery taste to cooking and is commonly used in stir-fries, sautés, sauces, and dressings. Shaped like the fingers of a hand, ginger has the reputation of stimulating circulation with its hot taste. It is a very popular remedy in Oriental medicine for helping with everything from joint pain to stomach aches and acid indigestion. Do not store it in the refrigerator as it causes it to rot more easily.
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