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Kaempferia pandurata

Fingerroot

Temu kunci

Zingiberaceae
 

 

Kaempferia galanga, Lesser, Galangale, Kencur

A tall ginger with large beautiful pink - purple flowers; the long tubers sprouting in the same direction from the middle of the rhizome.
Origin: Southern China and Southeast Asia.
Used plant part: Rhizome.
Sensoric quality: Strongly medical.
Use:This spice is an old Chinese medicine and has found limited use as spice in some parts of South East Asia. Its center of popularity, however, is Thailand, where the grated rhizome is added to vegetable or fish curries; it appears frequently in Thai curry pastes . Slices of the dried rhizome are used if no fresh rhizome is available.

  

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