Eryngium ヒゴタイサイコ属

is a genus of about 259 species of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae.

 

Common Name: Sea Holly ; エリンジウム/まつかさあざみ

Edible parts of Sea Holly (Eryngium maritime) :

Young shoots – cooked. They are normally blanched by excluding light from the growing plant, and are then used as an asparagus substitute. They are said to be palatable and nourishing.

Root – cooked. Used as a vegetable or candied and used as a sweetmeat. Palatable and nutritious, it is slightly sweet and smells of carrots. The boiled or roasted roots are said to resemble parsnips or chestnuts in flavor.

(source: http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/e/eryngium-maritimum=sea-holly.php )

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