You can refrigerate fresh ginger for several weeks, in other to do this, simply place the ginger root in a paper bag or wrap it in a damp paper towel. It’s important to keep the ginger out of direct sunlight and away from any sources of heat.
Ginger can also be stored in the freezer for up to six months. By peeling and slicing the ginger, then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Frozen ginger can be used in recipes just like fresh ginger.
It can even be stored for even longer by dehydrating it. Peel and slice the ginger, then place it on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven on low heat until it is completely dry. Once dried, the ginger can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to a year. When you’re ready to use it, simply grind it into a powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
If you wants store it in the form of a syrup. Just boil chopped ginger in water until the water is reduced by half, then strain and let cool.
You can also submerge ginger in salt water or vinegar. Simply place the ginger in a jar and cover it with salt water or vinegar, then seal the jar and store it in a cool, dark place.
You can also freeze the ginger in ice cubes. Simply peel and slice the ginger, then place it in a blender with some water. Pulse until it is pureed, then pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, you can pop out the cubes and store them in a freezer bag.