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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

Well I only use powdered ginger not root so have a vague recollection of seeing a jar/pot for storing it in in a shop somewhere at some time in the past.
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Old 20.12.2017, 20:48
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

I just read a recipe and it says I need 3 tbl spoons grass-fed butter.
So should I keep my butter in the garden now?!

Never mind. Rather have an input (a bit more specific than so far ) about the ginger root.
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Ginger.
When I buy ginger roots they are not in the cooler.
Once I started braking pieces off I put them in the fridge. But I'm not really impressed.
How do you keep yours?
As I've mentioned in another thread; I keep fresh ginger root in a plastic bag in the freezer. It grates easily and the skin comes off as you grate it.
Same with garlic; I'll buy several heads of juicy spring garlic, separating the cloves but don't bother skinning them as that peels off easily from the frozen cloves, then put into a sealable plastic bag and grate/chop/slice from frozen as required.
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

All veggies and cheese are kept in back kitchen - which I don't heat in winter unless we have guests...
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Old 20.12.2017, 23:22
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As I've mentioned in another thread; I keep fresh ginger root in a plastic bag in the freezer. It grates easily and the skin comes off as you grate it.
Same with garlic; I'll buy several heads of juicy spring garlic, separating the cloves but don't bother skinning them as that peels off easily from the frozen cloves, then put into a sealable plastic bag and grate/chop/slice from frozen as required.
Interesting, thanks. I'll try that. In fact, I already have - I put it in a zipper-bag and into the freezer right after reading your post
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

I'm going to try the freezer idea too, but my nan used to keep her herbs and spices in lots of ginger jars, some covered with muslin cloths that had glass beads along to edge to weigh them down.

https://www.google.ch/search?q=ginge...w=1093&bih=471
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Same with garlic; I'll buy several heads of juicy spring garlic, separating the cloves but don't bother skinning them as that peels off easily from the frozen cloves,[..]
Alternatively you can simplify the peeling by crushing them into big chunks. Place the clove on a cutting board, make a fist and push down on it with the knuckle of your middle finger to somewhat crush it. I never tried but a garlic press may do the trick as well.
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Old 12.01.2018, 01:29
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

Okay, this is not about storing but I didn't know where to put this question:

Why does it say on my cinnamon:"Do not consume uncooked"?

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It's the first time I noticed this. I have consumed it uncooked and it obviously didn't kill me.
I googled but didn't find any reference to this direction anywhere.
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Okay, this is not about storing but I didn't know where to put this question:

Why does it say on my cinnamon:"Do not consume uncooked"?

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It's the first time I noticed this. I have consumed it uncooked and it obviously didn't kill me.
I googled but didn't find any reference to this direction anywhere.
You will surely not die from consuming raw cinnamon. I used to chew cinnamon sticks because they are sweet and smell so good. The packaging are usually for complying with certain strict standards. Possibly raw powdered cinnamon which you can eat by spoonful is a choking hazard. If it were indeed toxic, Starbucks would not have made it available for sprinkling. I just checked a bottle of sprinkling cinnamon and it says nothing about cooking. So, it is not about a potential toxicity in all likelihood. Large quantity of cinnamon is toxic though!
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

The warning is a response to the Cinnamon Challenge which was an internet craze a few years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_challenge
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Old 12.01.2018, 19:33
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You will surely not die from consuming raw cinnamon. I used to chew cinnamon sticks because they are sweet and smell so good. The packaging are usually for complying with certain strict standards. Possibly raw powdered cinnamon which you can eat by spoonful is a choking hazard. If it were indeed toxic, Starbucks would not have made it available for sprinkling. I just checked a bottle of sprinkling cinnamon and it says nothing about cooking. So, it is not about a potential toxicity in all likelihood. Large quantity of cinnamon is toxic though!
Yes, I know it can be toxic - but it's rather difficult to eat the kind of amount that makes it so.

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The warning is a response to the Cinnamon Challenge which was an internet craze a few years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_challenge
You really think they print this on the bag now because of such an "event"? Wow. LOL.

Well, next time I shop at Migros, I will study the wrapping there. Not that the Migros cinnamon tastes like anything = not usable. Just wonder about the advice.
It suddenly crossed my mind, those products are probably made for the English market and you got all kinds of rules ("traffic light food labelling system" and so on) which we don't.

Just checked: It says it on the cinnamon sticks wrapping as well (yet smaller printed) but they're also from the Indian shop.
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Old 12.01.2018, 20:17
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

I guess large amounts of cinnamon aren't good for you, same as too much nutmeg isn't good either. I knew eggnog was out to kill us!

https://www.livestrong.com/article/4...n-bad-for-you/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3385612/

https://nutritionfacts.org/2013/10/31/nutmeg-toxicity/
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Old 12.01.2018, 21:18
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I guess large amounts of cinnamon aren't good for you, same as too much nutmeg isn't good either. I knew eggnog was out to kill us!

https://www.livestrong.com/article/4...n-bad-for-you/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3385612/

https://nutritionfacts.org/2013/10/31/nutmeg-toxicity/
The official okay amount is 2g/60kg body-weight per day.

But folks, I'm not worried about the amount. What puzzled me and my question was, why does it say "Do not consume uncooked" ?
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Re: So? Where Do You Keep Yours?

Potatoes and onions in the cupboard.
Condiments, once opened in the fridge.
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It suddenly crossed my mind, those products are probably made for the English market and you got all kinds of rules ("traffic light food labelling system" and so on) which we don't.
Looking at that packaging, it's a company I recognise from the UK, and as you said, UK food labelling is different to other countries.

Just as an example, when I worked in food production, we had to have an additional label added to crumpets being delivered to the Glasgow depot. It was just a little red label on the top of the pack that said 'Best toasted and buttered'. This was because the immigrant population were buying this 'typically British food', eating them straight from the packet then complaining to the store they'd bought them from. That may sound daft to someone like you who loves crumpets, but at the time the assumption was that everyone knew how to serve them, so there were no instructions on the packs.
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Pickles and preserves are so called for a reason.
Until you open them yes, but, although unlikely, there are microorganisms that thrive under low pH that could end up in them after opening. Pickles are pasteurized as our taste does not allow low enough pH and high enough salt to prevent all growth. After opening, also mold or yeast can grow, which in turn could raise pH and allow for growth of pathogens. Keeping opened pickles & condiments in fridge slows all of these processes - even if getting sick is highly unlikely, they will keep much shorter outside. As you might guess, half my fridge is filled with jars & bottles 😊
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Looking at that packaging, it's a company I recognise from the UK, and as you said, UK food labelling is different to other countries.

Just as an example, when I worked in food production, we had to have an additional label added to crumpets being delivered to the Glasgow depot. It was just a little red label on the top of the pack that said 'Best toasted and buttered'. This was because the immigrant population were buying this 'typically British food', eating them straight from the packet then complaining to the store they'd bought them from. That may sound daft to someone like you who loves crumpets, but at the time the assumption was that everyone knew how to serve them, so there were no instructions on the packs.
But this cinnamon does not say "best", it says "do not consume uncooked" which is weird for dried, ground cinnamon.
When I cook cinnamon, I usually add a stick, which I remove when the meal is finnished. The ground one I chuck in and on things.

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Until you open them yes, but, although unlikely, there are microorganisms that thrive under low pH that could end up in them after opening. Pickles are pasteurized as our taste does not allow low enough pH and high enough salt to prevent all growth. After opening, also mold or yeast can grow, which in turn could raise pH and allow for growth of pathogens. Keeping opened pickles & condiments in fridge slows all of these processes - even if getting sick is highly unlikely, they will keep much shorter outside. As you might guess, half my fridge is filled with jars & bottles 😊
But this cinnamon is dry and ground. Comparable with pepper. Who keeps pepper in the fridge and the pepper wrapping does not tell us not to consume it uncooked.
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Okay, this is not about storing but I didn't know where to put this question:

Why does it say on my cinnamon:"Do not consume uncooked"?

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It's the first time I noticed this. I have consumed it uncooked and it obviously didn't kill me.
I googled but didn't find any reference to this direction anywhere.
Its a disclaimer on the back of every packet of TRS spices, same on cumin and coriander, both of which I use in Hummus uncooked. I guess its by law due to the production location of the spices. And here is the exact answer: https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news...calls-11114956
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But this cinnamon is dry and ground.
Therefore it's a highly flammable substance.
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Its a disclaimer on the back of every packet of TRS spices, same on cumin and coriander, both of which I use in Hummus uncooked. I guess its by law due to the production location of the spices. And here is the exact answer: https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news...calls-11114956
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