Dehydrating Ginger

Dehydrating Ginger to make ground ginger for your spice rack. Fresh dried ginger for holiday recipes.

Course Dehydrating
Cuisine Dehydrate
Keyword Dehydrating, Ginger, Ground Ginger, Herb, Holiday, Spice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 piece Fresh Ginger Root


  1. Take the fresh ginger rhizome and rinse off dirt and debris before you begin.

  2. Use a “Y” peeler. Peel the skin off of the outside of the rhizome. Rinse thoroughly.

  3. Grate the ginger by using the grater blade on the food processor. You can also grate the ginger by hand if you have a hand grater or a mandolin with a grater plate.

  4. Pour and scatter the grated ginger onto the clean mesh screens. This is ready for drying.
  5. Place your trays in the dehydrator. Set the dehydrator to 110 degrees for 6-8 hrs.

  6. Ginger root is dry when it feels pliable and leathery. The color will darken as it drys.
  7. Use a coffee grinder to turn the ginger root into ground ginger powder. A blender or food processor can also be used to ground and powder your ginger. However, it may not get it as fine as a coffee grinder.

  8. Store the ground ginger in a spice jar or container with an airtight lid.