Are these tiny roots edible? My home grown ginger has lots of them and it seems a shame to throw them out if they're edible.

anatomical painting of a ginger plant showing tiny roots at the bottom

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Given that you can eat most of the rest of the plant, it is likely that they are edible.

Note that edible != palatable. I can't find any references indicating that they are eaten anywhere. It may be that they have a texture that is odd or are just not flavourful in any way.

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