Young ginger has a mild ginger flavor and a fine fleshy texture that is tender, unlike matured ginger usually used for cooking. The young ginger’s skin is very thin and easy to peel with fingers or a spoon.
To make sushi ginger, only young ginger is used. It’s thinly sliced and then marinated in sugar and rice vinegar mixture. The sliced ginger will naturally become light pink color from the pink parts of the young ginger.