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    Kudzu,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Kuzu (Kudzu)

    emointhekitchen Pueraria lobata, widely known as kudzu or kuzu is (at least by my opinion) very strange and wicked plant. It reminds me of the tale of Sleeping Beauty in which a prince must overcome a wall of roses to get to his lovely one. However, the reward is worth the effort and obstacles. To North America, it was probably brought from its native homeland Asia or South America. While in China and Japan, as well as in Peru, it is highly valued for its curative effects and a wide range of uses in gastronomy and agriculture, for the United States it means something like a plague. The plant is similar to ivy or, for example, canine,…

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