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Fruits and Vegetables – G

Garlic

 
PickPlump bulbs with dry skins.  Avoid bulbs that have green spouts or soft, shriveled cloves.
StorageStore in an open container, in a cool, dark, dry place for up to 8 weeks.  
PrepareLeave whole or peel.  Garlic can be smashed, sliced, minced or pureed.

Ginger

 
PickFirm, smooth, and heavy pieces. Avoid ginger that is wrinkled.  
StorageStore fresh ginger on the counter for up to a week.  Any longer and it should be stored tightly wrapped in the fridge or freezer.
PreparePeel or leave unpeeled.  Grate, slice, or mince.

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