Spice Trade — galangal

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Which Galangal is better? Indonesia vs China

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Galangal is a peculiar spice when it comes to industry: Although the spice is native to Indonesia, the larger producer / exporter, to our knowledge, is China. Why is this so? Owing to the nature of the spice trade, fresh galangal can’t be sent long distance without the use of expensive air freight charges. As a result, dried needs to be sent over – this is mainly used for powdering and use by industry. It’s rarely seen by the end consumer. We decided to try and get to the bottom of which is better, and why Chinese has been so...

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