Pungent principal of Alpinia galangal (L.) swartz and its applications.

  title={Pungent principal of Alpinia galangal (L.) swartz and its applications.},
  author={Xiaogen Yang and R G Eilerman},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={47 4},
The pungent principal of galangal [Alpinia galangal (L.) Swartz] rhizomes was isolated and identified as 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (galangal acetate). Galangal acetate exhibits a unique pungent sensation, which is less intense than that of capsaicin and without a lingering effect. Applications of galangal acetate were tested in beverages, sweet goods, dressings, and personal care products. In many applications, galangal acetate is preferred to other pungent ingredients. It can be used as an… CONTINUE READING
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