Does anyone know if ginger root is the same as ginger? I have a recipe with dried ginger but can only find dried ginger root. Hopefully someone knows the answer
Ginger is a root. Ginger root is ginger.
"Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice."
If you write ginger too many times it doesn't look like a word anymore.
Ginger root is the root itself. Ginger is the spice derived from said root. Ginger, the spice, is just dried ginger root ground into a powder.
This, of course, is all just semantics. You'd not be wrong to call ginger root just "ginger".