Nope, it’s not ginger root. It’s actually fresh tumeric. It was in my produce order this week. It’s not something I’ve ever seen before. Apparently a one inch piece grated is equivalent to about a half a teaspoon of dried tumeric. I think I’m going to try to dry some of this myself. According to my research, you boil it for 5 to 10 minutes, let it dry for several days, grate it, and you have dried tumeric that will keep for some time. Looking forward to trying this in some Indian food this week-end.