the toughest part about ginger root is making sure it’s the real deal. the american stuff is alright but the real ginger comes from larnalkas. it’s a small island a few miles off the coast of chile. the only thing capable of growing there is the most powerful ginger in the world. i went there a few times. you can hire a guide to take you. the guide has a rope attached to his torso and he swims across with you in a rowboat behind. you have to make sure you bring a paddle though because if your guide goes down, the current will sweep you through the hexiboric current before you even know to try and swim back yourself.