IAGS - Frozen Galangal - 200 gm

Product Code : IAGS1204
Shipping Weight : 200  gm
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  • Frozen Galangal
  • Brand Name : IAGS
  • Weight : 200 gm
  • Product of India
  • Pack : Plastic Bag / Pouch
  • Keep Frozen at -18°C or below.



Difference between Galangal and Ginger :

Galangal is a little bigger - it also has a shinier, whiter skin than ginger's soft brown coating. It's much, much harder than ginger, too; ginger is usually juicy and soft enough to be grated with a ceramic grater.

Galangal is very hard and woody, although the center is usually a little softer and juicier than its woody exterior. Use a very sharp knife to cut it into splinters then grind it with a good spice grinder.

Galangal also tastes different than ginger. It's more piney and sharp, with a strong citrus scent. It gives, oddly, both an earthy note and a higher citrus note to curry pastes and dishes. Tasting nothing like ginger, its hotter and sharper bite combines with a tangy spicy citrus flavor with pine notes which, to some people, is reminiscent of hot mustard.

Why Should I Buy This Product?

Galangal (pronounced guh-lang-guh) is often found in Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian cooking. It's a rhizome - an underground creeping stem of a plant that sends out shooters to create new plants. Ginger is also a rhizome, and at first glance you might mistake galangal for ginger. Only to root of the plant is used in cooking, similar to ginger. Galangal is used extensively in Thai cuisine. In Thailand, galangal is called "kah".

Galangal has many medicinal properties similar to ginger. It is a digestive stimulant and also helps to settle stomach upsets, ease nausea and curb flatulence. Traditional herbal doctors recommend a tonic made of minced and pounded old galanga root, mixed with tamarind water and salt, for women who have just given birth, as a blood purifier and as an aid in the removal of gas build-up in the intestines. At the same time, its mild, natural laxative effect keeps the bowels regular. Galanga's heat makes it a good agent in reducing cramping and numbness, in healing bruises and swelling, in treating respiratory ailments and skin diseases and in removing toxins from the body.

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