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I bought ginger root months ago, and I didn't use all of it. I've kept it in the fridge and it still seems good. How long will it last?

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See also: cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/3549/… –  SAJ14SAJ May 15 '13 at 23:20

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Eat By Date claims a shelf life of about one month, in the refrigerator, which matches my experience.

Ginger root is a living rhizome, and is the plant's way of storing energy to grow later. As long as it is firm, not slimy, with no signs of a mold, with a good aroma, you should be able to use it.

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You could store it in the freezer for a few months longer (about 3 or so) the next time you pick some up. Since I typically grate it, I haven't noticed any texture issues. Otherwise, I find it lasts 4-6 weeks normally in the fridge.

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