Tumicini (Galingale)

Tumicini (Galingale)
Fresh Herbs

£2.29

Product Code: HB16 - Brand: Fresh Herbs
Postal Weight: 0.11 kg

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Tumicini (Galingale): Fresh Thai Produce

Thai Name: Kra Chai

Tumicini is from the ginger family but is known to be considerably mild when compared to other forms of ginger. The root is known by many names such as Galingale, Chinese Ginger and in the Thai language is known as Kra Chai. The herb was also named Finger root in English, because of the way the rhizome stems from one point like fingers on a hand. This is a hugely beneficial herb that is used for medicinal and culinary purposes.

In China and Southeast Asia, the Tumicini is used from fresh when cooking, but in the western world is usually sold pickled or frozen. For medicinal purposes, the root can be used to treat tonsillitis and gastric conditions. The root can also be dried, ground and used to treat dysentery. This is definitely a diverse and natural product for all seasons and uses.

When used in a Thai culinary way, Tumicini is an ingredient in virtually all curry pastes and can be finely slices and used in fish curries. Because of its mild yet distinctive taste and aroma, Kra Chai has become a favourite ingredient for Thai Chefs and families. You will find this herb in most Thai kitchens. This vegetable can also be peeled, sliced and used raw in a summer Thai rice dish named khao chae.

Thai herbs, spices and vegetables personify a healthy organic lifestyle. They use fresh ingredients for every meal, with natural colourings, as opposed to the chemical concoctions in the western world. It is no wonder that amazingly beneficial herbs such Tumicini are the staple ingredients of all Thai dishes. Not only are they good for your body, but also taste great and can be used in a medicinal sense. This is why Thai herbs and spices are becoming much sought after the world over.

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