Ambe halad or mango ginger belongs to the family of curcuma. It’s an Indian spice also used in Ayurveda for number of health issues.
The rhizomes of ambe halad looks very similar to ginger but without the pungency, it has the colour and flavour of mango and hence the name mango ginger.
Spices are a part of plant that gives aroma and flavour. These parts could be seeds, bark, fruits, rhizomes etc.
Sometimes these spices are used to preserve food, apart from giving a peculiar taste to it.