Four photos of Etlingera elatior, Red Torch Ginger, originating from Southeast Asia, this ginger family member is commonly grown as a tropical ornamental. in Malaysia the flowerheads, harvested just as the flowers begin to open is used to flavor Kedah rice noodles, a famous Malaysian dish. The interior of the flowerheads is also served raw as a healthful herb to eat with rice. Malays consider the raw flowerheads as a preventative for high blood pressure and treatment for diabetes.
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