Fresh young ginger is more tender and milder than the mature ginger available in stores. It lacks the thick cuticle and fibers that mature ginger have, so there's no need to peel it. Add it to smoothies or stir fries, candy it or use it in sweets, or make a tea from it, but try this beautiful delicacy while you can!
Your ginger will include the stalk and leaves, which you can use to make delicious tea or stock for Asian soups.
Sold per "hand." Hands of ginger (including stalks) typically weigh 6 to 8 ounces.