Ginger is a knobby, multi-branched rhizome that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The skin is semi-rough, with occasional callouses and rings ridged along the surface, and ranges in color from light to dark tan depending on the variety.
The flesh beneath the skin is firm, fibrous, and ranges in color from yellow to brown. The rhizome is also very fragrant, with a warm, woody fragrance.
Ginger is juicy and crunchy when fresh, with a pungent, spicy, and slightly sweet flavor.
nutritional info: per 1 tablespoon (source everydayhealth.com)
4.8 calories | 1.07 grams (g) of carbohydrate | .12 g of dietary fiber | .11 g of protein | .05 g fat | .1 g of sugar | Vitamin B3 and B6 | Iron | Potassium | Vitamin C | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Zinc | Folate | Riboflavin | Niacin
*Always wash your fruits and vegetables under running water just before eating, cutting, or cooking.