How to juice ginger root

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How to juice ginger root
Ginger is a source of antioxidants and Vitamin C. (Blue Jean Images/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Ginger is a healthy addition to any diet, and many juices benefit from its spicy flavour. Straight ginger juice is quite potent, and just a teaspoon goes a long way. The juice can be used in small amounts as an herbal remedy for indigestion and a source of extra vitamins. Pure ginger juice can be made by squeezing peeled ginger through a garlic press and pressing the pulp through cheesecloth. Add honey to the mixture if you wish to sweeten the strong, spicy taste.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Knife
  • 1/4 inch fresh ginger
  • Spoon
  • Garlic press
  • Cheesecloth
  • Juicer
  • Bowl
  • Honey

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Slice off a piece of ginger 1/4 inch long. Peel the ginger by pressing the edge of a spoon across its skin. Push the spoon into the folds of the ginger in order to reach the skin inside.

  2. 2

    Chop the ginger into small chunks.

  3. 3

    Press the chunks through a garlic press over cheesecloth. Allow the juice to seep through the cheesecloth into a bowl below to remove the extra chunks.

  4. 4

    Add the peeled ginger to a juicer if you wish to skip the grater and cheesecloth process. If using a power juicer, it is not necessary to dice the ginger into fine pieces. Juice the ginger according to the juicer's instructions. Add 1/4 cup water if the mix is too pulpy.

Tips and warnings

  • Consume the ginger by mixing with honey or adding it to other juices.

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