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Depends on the recipe. Ginger has a distinct flavour and nothing will taste similar. If you are talking a gingerbread or ginger cookie recipe I would just add more of the cinnamon, cloves, allspice, mace or nutmeg that also go into those types of foods. If you are talking hot ginger or fresh ginger you might be able to get away with adding some paprika or pepper seeds or pepper extracts for the heat and some nutmeg for the sweetness. If you are talking the pickled ginger you eat with sushi, I can't help you. I have a question for you though, why would you want to leave it out?

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What can you substitute ginger for in a cake?

Ground ginger powder or cinnamon will work great.

What herb or spice can be used as a substitute for ginger?

Ginger: allspice; cinnamon; mace; or nutmeg can all be substituted for Ginger

What can you substitute for ginger in pumpkin pie?


Can you substitute ginger root for ginger powder?

you could but they kinda taste different in flavor.

Can you use ground ginger instead of ginger root?

To substitute one teaspoon of fresh ginger (minced) use one half teaspoon of ground ginger.

What can be used as a substitute for ginger when making ginger spice cookies?

Cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice are pretty good.

What can you substitute for cinnamon in a cake recipe?

nutmeg, allspice or ginger

Can you substitute ginger paste for fresh grated ginger will the taste change what are the proportions?

Elly mackay and Richard Stuart

What can be used as a ginger substitute in pumpkin pie?

Allspice, cinnamon, mace, or nutmeg can all be used as substitutions for ginger.

Is crushed ginger the same as ground ginger?

No. Crushed ginger is 'wet'. Ground Ginger is a powder. They are not the same thing. You can substitute but would need to change quantities and the taste would be different.

Recipe calls for 2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger only have 1 tablespoon can you substitute with ground ginger?

Yes you may use ground ginger to replace fresh ginger.

How much ground ginger not powdered ginger do you use in place of one and a half teaspoons of fresh grated ginger?

Avoid doing this. The proportions unbalance a recipe when you substitute ground for freshly grated ginger.

What can I use if I don't have ginger?

When a recipe calls for ginger and you do not have any, you can substitute another spice like mace in place of the ginger. Nutmeg is another spice that you can use. Replacing the ginger may change the taste of your recipe.

What can you use as a substitute for ginger in an orange sauce?

Allspice, cinnamon, mace, or nutmeg

What can be a substitute for ginger conserve?

A possibility may be the use of galangal (Alpinia galanga).

Can you substitute ginger powder for ginger root?

yes, you can. The powder is just the dried out form of the root. Over time whatever you add it too will not have that fresh flavor

Can you take ginger and aspirin together?

Consuming Ginger while taking Aspirin should not create any adverse effects. Ginger is best known for relieving intestinal gas. It can also act as an anti-inflammatory substitute.

What is the substitute for nutmeg?

Ground clove, allspice, ginger, cinnamon or mace. Use half what the recipe calls for.

How much ground ginger for 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger?

Dry is always more potent, as long as your spices are not old. If you have "fresh" dry ginger, 1 teaspoon would be the right amount to substitute for 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger. Since ginger is something that loses its potency in dry form very quickly, the best possible answer to this question is "to taste."

What can be used as a substitute for ground ginger in stir fry?

The dish will not have the same taste at all without the ginger, but that is okay. Try sesame seeds and sesame oil for sesame stir fry instead.

What can you substitute for ginger in a pumpkin pie recipe?

I don't think anything really taste like ginger, so to my knowledge there is no substitute. Since I am a maniac with trying different things I would probably go for a double amount of peeled sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon. It surely does not taste like Ginger, but it will add taste to it. Depending on ones tastebuds, the result will be niiiice or baaad or maybe in between.

The recipe calls for 1 inch piece fresh ginger can you substitute ground ginger and how much?

A one inch piece of fresh, grated ginger (generally yielding 1 tablespoon) equals approximately 1/8 teaspoon ground (dried) ginger. Source:

What can ginger be replaced with?

Cloves would be the best substitute if you don't have ginger. You could also try nutmeg or cinnamon. A third and least favorable alternative is allspice but it could significantly change the taste of your dish.

What is the difference between ginger root and ginger powder?

If your recipe asks for Ginger root, it is the actual root you find in the produce section, that is is asking you to use. in some recipes it is for the flavor, but often ginger has a medicinal characteristic. If you have powder, that is the dried and ground form of the root, and it will not be the same measurement. It also depends on what you are making- if you can substitute the powder for the root.

Can garlic substitute for ginger?

No, they have a very different taste and flavor. They can be used together, but in straight substitution, one cannot be substituted for each other. And Ginger should never be substituted for garlic, especially in Italian cooking!