It is a root of Asiatic origin which is grown from India to Malaysia.

It is commonly used in the gastronomy of India, China, Japan, Indonesia and the Caribbean islands. The part that is used is the root (rhizome), peeled and without the skin.

It can be bought fresh and dried and crushed.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 2.0 g
Saturates 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 3.25 mg
Iron 5.3 mg
Zinc 0.0 mg
Vitamin A 244.0 ug
Vitamin C 20.0 g
Folic acid 0.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 13.0 mg
Sugars 1.7 g
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