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  • #50423


    Hi everyone,

    I thought this would be the right place to ask :)

    Is there any way to cut or grate ginger without holding it with your bare hands?

    Do you have any good ideas? I’ve tried plastic gloves, but it’s not ideal.

    I want to know because I like to eat ginger but when I touch it, it burns my skin for the next 24h (I’m not allergic to ginger though).

    Thanks in advance,


  • #55175


    Hi, marise. I don’t think there’s an way to peel ginger without touching it, but you can grate ginger with the peel on. Alternatively, if you can get it peeled, you can grind the ginger in a food processor and keep in in a jar in the refrigerator. That way, you can use a teaspoon of it from the jar whenever you need it. By the way, freezing the filled jar first inhibits any growth in the jar so that it stays fresh longer. This is a great way to make large batches (I do this with garlic as well). You can store a bunch of small, pre-ground portions in the freezer until you need it. I only process it once or twice a year, and I can buy bulk ginger when there’s nice, plump ginger at the store. I hope this helps!

  • #55176


    Thank you so much beehive!

    I think I will try the foodprocessor and freezing tricks next time ;)

    Preparing huge portions is a good idea indeed.

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