Galangal, a traditional spice used in many Asian cultures, is the rhizome (the nobby, underground stem) of a plant in the ginger family that has culinary roots from Indonesia. As we might expect, galangal tastes a bit like ginger, but most chefs would never use one to replace the other (in fact, it’s very common for recipes to call for both!). Since this spice is made from a rhizome, it is totally AIP-friendly, so I love to use it in Asian-inspired dishes that are for the AIP crowd Galangal can be found in wet, dried, and powdered forms, making it a versatile spice! My favorite recipe including galangal is my Thai Green Curry.
Like many traditional spices, galangal has some health benefits. While we may not get any specific micronutrients from a spice-level dosage of galangal, we know that this spice is very rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, making it a lovely anti-inflammatory.
Galangal is available on Amazon.