At the grocery store, choose ginger with a smooth outer peel. Avoid any pieces with mold.
Store whole, unpeeled ginger in a zip-up plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your fridge. It can last a month or longer.
If you've peeled more ginger than you need, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. It'll keep for about a week.
Minced ginger can be stored in a jar in the fridge for about a week. Ensure it's well sealed to maintain freshness.
Unpeeled ginger can last about 10 days on your countertop in a cool, dark place. But for longer freshness, refrigerate it.
You can freeze whole ginger. Wash and dry it, put it in a freezer bag, and store it in the freezer. It'll last about five months.
Minced ginger can also be frozen in a freezer bag. It's ready to use at a moment's notice, no thawing required.