Ginger root is well known as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea and indigestion. Choose firm, shiny-skinned and smooth ginger knobs. Don’t buy roots with sprouts. Peeled and sealed, ginger will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. It will keep unpeeled in a dark, cool place for weeks. Peel ginger before using it; don’t consume the skin. You can use fresh ginger fresh, dried, crystallized, preserved, or pickled - pretty much in any dish where you wish to add some zing.