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Tips for Juicing Ginger

May 25, 2013

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Every week from here on out, we'll be picking one Hotline question to feature. It'll be one that we think has great answers already, but one that we think you might have answers to, too. Think of it as a weekly workshop. Today we're talking ginger juicing. Some of the best tips we've seen? 

• Grating the ginger on the large side of a box grater and then pressing it in a citrus squeezer, from aargersi.
• Or, doing the same, and then just squeezing with your hand.

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Bruce W. May 27, 2013
Hello Everyone. I would reccomend making a ginger bug out of ginger! Why not try making a fermented juice you can reuse and keep growing?
DeborahBr May 26, 2013
I just put chunks into the food processor (you don't even have to peel it) and then put the pulp into a towel and squeeze out the juice -- a technique taught to me by a chef friend.
Panfusine May 25, 2013
I always leave the juice to stand for about 10 minutes after squeezing before using it. There is a layer of a fine white starchy powder that gets left behind that I discard after draining the top liquid. (the general consensus from traditional granndmother's wisdom was that it was not good to ingest it, Don't ask me why, don't know..)