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Q.Is White Ginger the Same as the Spice?

Zone southern La. | barbara constant added on September 26, 2011 | Answered

Is white ginger the same as the spice? Looks the same. The white ginger I have in abundance has a white flower with a pleasant smell. Its roots look like the ones found in the grocery stores. Is it safe to be used in cooking?

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Answered on September 26, 2011

It is not edible. While they are related, white ginger is not to be used for cooking. It won't kill you, but may make you feel unwell.

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