[:en]Lotus seeds are obtained from the lotus flower. They are a versatile food and can be eaten raw or cooked. The dried lotus seeds can be popped like popcorn and eaten. The seeds are harvested in the months of August and September and are then dried under the sun. There are two types of lotus seeds, white and brown peel. The shells, membranes and bitter germ of the seed of the white lotus seeds are removed during harvest. Brown lotus peels, which get their colour from the ripened seed which attaches to the membrane, are cracked in order to remove the germ. Dried lotus seeds are sold widely in Asian markets.[:]
[:en]Dried Galangal Pieces (50g) by Nguan Soon
Galangal (also known as galanga, galingale, ginza root, Siamese ginger, alpina galangal or huah kah in Thai) is added to curry pastes, broths and coconut soups.