”Yoshino Kuzu” Indispensible to Japanese Food
Kuzu has always had a strong bond with the Japanese, and it is also one of the ”7 plants of Autumn”. The fiber taken from the vine of Kuzu was used for cloth, the leaves for livestock feed, the roots for Chinese medicine, and the flowers used for medicine for hangovers. The charming violet flowers have been adorned by many and have been mentioned in many poems in the compilation ”Manyoshu”.
Repetitious and redundant process
People specializing in digging the kuzu plants are called ”Yamakata” and they are responsible for bringing the kuzu back from the mountains. The kuzu plants are crushed and are purified in the well repeatedly. Then the top layer is skimmed off, leaving the starchy substance that has been deposited underneath.
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