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Ginger gray/black inside - what is this all about

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  • Rella Apr 29, 2012 09:13 AM
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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?

 
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  1. 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

      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. It is a sign of age.