I have a piece of raw ginger root which I bought a couple of weeks ago and stored in the produce drawer of my fridge. I always store my ginger root this way, and it remains usable for weeks. Today I pulled the piece out and discovered it looked and felt different:
- It is a darker yellowish colour
- It is flexible instead of crisp and brittle; I can bend it
- It is damp, as if it had been soaking in water
- It has a tangier, sharper ginger flavour than I remember from other ginger roots
I checked the produce drawer; it is dry.
I suspect that my piece of ginger has spoiled somehow. Does anyone recognise the signs? Am I right? If it is spoiled, is it a fluke of that specific piece, or am I storing it wrong?
P.S. Following the principle of "when in doubt, throw it out", I set it aside and won't be eating it.