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I just cut into ginger and there is a blue ring on its perimeter. Is this safe to eat? Is it blue ginger? http://t.co/L4FCyrY

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Panfusine added almost 3 years ago

Blue Ginger, according to Wikipedia, is not really Ginger at all.. http://en.wikipedia.org...

I've never seen blue rings in ginger root, is the color on the peel or in the flesh?

TerryMtz added almost 3 years ago

The blue is in the flesh of the ginger. I read a post on a message board that said it was blue ginger, but all I saw when I looked that up was the flower and Ming Tsai's restaurant! That made me doubtful of the info, so I turned to Foodpickle. Thanks for your help, panfusine!

Panfusine added almost 3 years ago

I'd go & get a fresh batch of ginger... the rhizome is probably affected by some kind of plant bacteria or fungus..

rubbergrapes added about 1 year ago

Don't throw it away! This is blue ring ginger. It is the cream of the crop of gingers and it comes from Hawaii. It is supposed to be superior in taste and juiciness.

ceeteebee added about 1 year ago

I had the same experience recently. The ginger itself seemed really dried out and the usually strong smell was very faint. I just assumed it had been sitting in the supermarket for too long. Is yours dry too? Or does it seem decently fresh?

SeaJambon added about 1 year ago

Agree with rubbergrapes -- I use LOTS of ginger and Hawaiian Blue is my hands down FAVORITE! I'm always sad when I candy it and the blue disappears. I just bought a couple pounds of Organic Hawaiian Blue at Whole Foods and was doing the happy dance... :)

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