Referred to as Galangal (Galanga or huah kah in Thai) or sometimes referred to as “aromatic ginger,” galangal root is native to Southern Asia and closely related to Ginger and Tumeric. The word galangal refers to the root of several plants of the Zingiberaceae family. Lesser galangal, or Alpinia officinarum, is most commonly used. It is used similar to ginger root in cooking and has a slightly medicinal taste. It is also used in Aryuvedic and Chinese medicine. Similarly to ginger and turmeric, galangal can be eaten fresh or cooked and is a popular addition to many Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Thai dishes.
Recalls & Warnings
7/7/20 – FDA Import Alert, Galanga Powder from Thailand