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Organic Ginger root

stricken Jun 23, 2008 10:22 PM

Is regular commercial ginger a good substitute for organic ginger? I'm usually not so picky, but since ginger is a root, I would think that it absorbs whateverf is in the soil that it grows in. If conventional ginger isn't sprayed with pesticides then I don't have a problem eating it, but if it is then I'll just wait until my Whole Foods gets more organic stuff in.
Anyone have an answer?

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    anzu RE: stricken Jun 30, 2008 01:43 PM

    I know this isn't the answer you were seeking, but if you're concerned about contaminants/pesticides, etc. I would ask WF about where the ginger is from. I am personally less concerned about conventional ginger from say, Hawaii, than organic ginger from China, ever since that ginger contamination problem (or heck, all of the food contamination problems that are China-related) happened about a year ago. For the prices I pay at Whole Paycheck, I expect the highest integrity in my ingredients.

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      stricken RE: anzu Jul 2, 2008 10:01 PM

      Thanks for the one and only response. I had forgotten about the Chinese contamination. Next time I'll ask the produce guy.

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