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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

dehydrating ginger root


Ginger is a staple herb in my house. I use it in various teas, especially through the winter. Fresh ginger is undeniably the best. But when you're caught in a pinch, germs flying around, or you just want to mix up some Ginger Snap Tea with all the ingredients ready to go in a jar, dried ginger root is handy to have available.

Start by peeling the roots. Then chop them into small lumps. My pictures should give you an idea how much the root shrinks as it dries so you can determine how small to chop based on your need.


All of the above, the chopped and the peeled-and-waiting-to-be-chopped, dried to make this quantity. It doesn't look like nearly so much, but it's good. Simply add the chopped root to your dehydrator on the lowest heat setting and leave it alone for 24 hours, or until the root is fully dry.


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