Ginger is a brown root with white-yellow flesh and quite a zingy flavour. Nutrition: Ginger is a great preventer of heart disease as it aids in lowering bad cholesterol and thins the blood. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, which have been known to ease the pain of several auto-immune disorders such as arthritis. Storage: Ginger can be stored in the crisper section of your fridge for up to two weeks; it can also be wrapped in plastic and frozen for up to a month. Ideal Use: Diced finely it is a great additive of flavour in many dishes. Ginger gives freshly squeezed juice a great zing.