Yes, Those Sushi ガリ- Gari! Can pickled ginger go bad?

Pickle ginger- An absolute must for sushi!

Yeah, I am a sushi lover (well, All Japanese cuisine) and start making this cute little rice roll at home during the pandemic. No one can deny that it’s hard to beat the taste of sushi made fresh at home.


And As a dipping, I am into Gari and wasabi. Most of the folks making a huge jar of pickle ginger start wondering- will it go bad!!!Does pickled ginger go bad if not refrigerated?

The short answer is yes, pickled ginger can go bad if not stored properly. The ginger itself can spoil, but also the brine (water, vinegar, and spices) that is used to pickle the ginger. If the ginger isn’t stored in a refrigerator, it could potentially spoil.

How to tell if pickled ginger is bad?

If you are looking for an indicator that pickled ginger may be bad, one sign to watch out for is if the ginger starts to turn green and stringy. This means that the ginger has gone bad and should not be consumed. If you are unsure if a particular jar of pickled ginger is good or bad, it is best to discard it.

If the pickled ginger begins to change color or smell bad, it is time to discard it.

How long does pickled ginger last?

Pickled sushi ginger can last for up to two weeks when stored in a cool, dry place. If stored properly in the refrigerator, pickle ginger can last up to 5-6 months easily.

When it comes to pickled ginger, it’s always important to keep a close eye on the expiration date. Some pickled ginger may last for up to two months after opening, while other signs of spoilage may indicate that the jarred ginger has expired and should be discarded. In general, if the pickled ginger looks or smells sour, slimy, or has colored spots, it’s best to Throw It Out.

How long does pickled ginger last once open?

It’s not only me, pink ginger is a staple in many Asian cuisine dishes.

And it’s easy to see why.

The vinegar and spices make the ginger taste sour and acidic, which pairs well with a variety of foods.

How long does homemade pickled ginger last? As with any preserved food, if the ginger is unsealed or exposed to air, it will start to spoil. Within a few days, signs that pickled ginger is bad will show up including mold, browning, and a sour smell. But this is just the case for homemade pickled.

But not for commercial jarred pickled.

Can jarred ginger go bad? Well, Commercial jarred pickled ginger lasts in the fridge for up to 3-4 months but will start to lose its flavor and color after that.

Fun Fact: Do you know you can also make Garlic pickle that taste really good?

It’s recipe time!!!! Make sushi ginger at home


-1 cup rice vinegar

-1/2 cup sugar

-1 teaspoon ground ginger

-1/4 teaspoon salt


1. First and foremost, slice the ginger roots.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ginger & salt and cook until softened. Drain the ginger after 2 minutes.

3. For marinating, put sugar, salt, water, and vinegar in another skillet and stir it on medium heat until it’s the boil.

4. Place the ginger in a glass jar and pour the boiling marinating mixture.

5.Lid the jar and keep it in the fridge. This will be ready to eat after 24 hours.

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Tips to keep the sushi ginger fresh for longer

Follow these tips to ensure your pickled ginger lasts as long as possible:

1. Store pickled ginger in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

3. Avoid storing pickled ginger in warm, humid environments where bacteria can grow quickly.

4. Be sure to clean and dry all utensils before using them to make pickled ginger, as this will help prevent spoilage.

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