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I've made an Ayurvedic drink for a cold/flu (though I adapted it to my tastes) - minced ginger and turmeric brought to a boil over medium high heat then simmered till it turns a dark amber color.

  1. Can I store the leftovers in the fridge?/Other ideas on how to store?
  2. What can I do with the leftover minced ginger & turmeric?
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It seems like you're really asking two distinct questions here. –  sourd'oh Nov 7 '13 at 22:15

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It sounds like you have made what is essentially an oddly flavored vegetable broth. According to Still Tasty, that should last about 4-5 days refrigerated.

The leftover ginger and tumeric is going to have given most of its flavor into the broth. I don't think you would want to use it for anything, although it would be safe to eat.

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I never thought about looking at medicinal recipes as culinary recipes, even though that's exactly what they are. Thank you for the quick answer, info and new way of looking at cooking! –  user21142 Nov 7 '13 at 9:46

First rule of Ayurveda. Cook, make anything fresh and consume soon i.e. 48 minutes, maximum 1-1.5 hour within cooking time.

Now, do you think you want to refrigerate and have it again?

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There's no reason this would have such a short lifetime. It may lose a bit of flavor if stored longer but it'll still be perfectly safe to drink and it'll contain all the same things. –  Jefromi Jan 13 at 7:05
@Jefromi I could see the reasoning for consuming it so fast. The antioxidants and some other compounds in the ginger and turmeric would begin to oxidize into other compounds pretty quickly. It certainly wouldn't make it unsafe, but it could... theoretically... make it less effective. –  sourd'oh Jan 13 at 14:53
Who the hell gave me -2 points? I do not care about the points, but if you asked for help on Ayurveda, you got the right information and just insulted it. Do you even know anything about Ayurveda? I've spent years studying it and personal time with Ayurvedic Experts/ Vaidyas who are very clear on this. –  Alex S Jan 14 at 22:11

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