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Ginger gray/black inside - what is this all about

Rella Apr 29, 2012 09:13 AM

The last two ginger pieces I've bought at a reputable grocery are more darkish gray inside instead of what I think of as a beige color of ginger that I've come to know.

It may be good, but it is certainly unappetizing looking and I don't care to taste it even to tell if it is a good piece.

Is there such a ginger that is dark inside, or could it be a piece that's been frozen, or just old, even though the skin looks tight and nice.

Any suggestions?

  1. gingershelley Apr 29, 2012 09:31 AM

    Rella, I think that happens when the ginger gets frozen accidentally. Have had it happen at home when veg bin was too full, and ginger got pushed back to rear of fridge....

    I would take it back to the store and complain to produce dept. Mgr!

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    1. re: gingershelley
      Rella Apr 29, 2012 09:50 AM

      My last ginger, I did complain and got my (meager) money back.

      This time I'll take it back again and complain more vociferously.

      I can't recall whether I did complain to the produce man or not that day, as I usually talk with him. There are many running around, I'll have to track down the mgr. Just want some decent ginger!

      Thanks for your reply.

    2. chefj Apr 29, 2012 10:21 AM

      It is a sign of age.

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