How to Peel Ginger in Seconds

Food Editor Andrea Gourgy demonstrates how to quickly and easily peel ginger with a spoon.

An ancient superfood, ginger contains a myriad of ingredients and health benefits. First of all, it's an atiemetic, meaning it can prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. That's why mom always gave you a ginger ale when you had an upset stomach as a kid. Secondly, its antimicrobial and antiviral properties make ginger a natural remedy for colds and flu, and its immunity-boosting properties might keep you from getting sick in the first place.

In short, you should probably be eating more of this pungent, spicy plant. But, it's odd shape and dense, fibrous texture make it difficult to peel...until now.

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Check out this short video tip that will help you add more healthful ginger to your life!

How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Recipes Featuring Ginger

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