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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

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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.

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haha.. thanks! I assumed they were the same thing, but wasn't was certain :) –  Shuberrie Jul 15 at 5:38
However, fresh ginger root is quite different from the dried powdered form, and I wouldn't advise directly substituting the two. –  logophobe Jul 15 at 13:14
@logophobe definitely yes, dried vs. fresh spices/herbs have different strengths in flavour. However, OP mentions both are dried, so I didn't bother to mention it. –  setek Jul 18 at 0:38

Ginger is a root. So ginger root is the same.

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This is the same thing the other answer already said. It doesn't seem to add any value here. –  Jefromi Jul 16 at 18:07

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