Ginger is a root that has a pungent spicy aroma and a characteristic taste! fresh ginger is a key flavour in many asian cuisines. For most people ginger is only eaten in small quantities so may be considered more important for its flavour than nutritional value. Use ginger for flavour in stir fries, salads, soups and marinades. Add to food at the end of cooking as ginger loses its flavour the longer it cooks.