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Also called Laos Powder or Java Root, galangal is similar in appearance to ginger, but smoother and creamier. It has a pervading tangy perfume and pungency associated with Asian cuisine.
Category: Spice
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To Buy:
Fresh galangal should be clean with a rosy glow, and should snap easily when broken. Dried galangal slices and powder are available from Asian or spice shops. Good quality galangal powder should be a pale, creamy colour.
To Store:
Store fresh rhizomes in the crisper section of the fridge. Dried galangal should be kept in airtight containers away from heat and light. Dried slices will last for up to 3 years, while the powder should be used within 18 months of purchase.
Tips & Tricks:
Add grated or finely chopped fresh root to Asian dishes, especially Thai food. Dried slices are useful in clear Asian soups, and the powder is a good substitute when fresh is unavailable.
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Nutrition per 100 Grams:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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