This is truly a superroot, because there is almost nothing that Laos doesn’t benefit! This nephew of the more famous ginger tastes slightly sharper, almost citrus-like. You only need a little bit of this seasoning for a great taste. Besides being tasty and versatile, it stimulates digestion. Laos makes it easy for your body to absorb vitamin E and C. If you have abdominal cramps, put a bit of laos in hot water to get your stomach and intestines calm again. Even chewing on a piece of this carrot helps when you have a toothache . Laos is truly a tasty superfood.

What is Laos?

It’s a plant related to ginger, also known as Thai ginger or galanga. The root is used as a spice and has a mild ginger flavor. It also has something sharp tending to the smells of citrus and pepper. It is used fresh, dried or pickled.

Cooking with laos:

Remove the skin and then grate or cut it into thin slices, like ginger. Remove thick pieces after use in a stew or stir-fry. Laos is so healthy, full of flavor and versatile that you can use it in almost any Asian recipe. It’s great in soups, curries, stews and stir-fries.

Is laos healthy?

It is a special root with lots of different medicinal properties. The production of gastric juices is activated by Laos. These juices are important for healthy digestion. It is often used for stomach cramps, spasms of the biliary tract, nausea and motion sickness. Chewing on a piece of galangal root even helps when you have a toothache!

By eating it, or ingesting it in the form of galangatea you’ll produce more gastric juices, so you get more hungry and your food digests better. This promotes recovery from illness. Finally, the substance that is in galangin, promotes the absorption of vitamins E and C.


You can keep it for months in the freezer. Fresh, in the refrigerator, it’s best to wrap it in plastic, then it preserves for about a week.

In The Netherlands you can buy Belicious laos at supermarkets and exotic groceries.

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