Salsola komarovii (okahijiki)

 

Salsola komarovii is an annual plant that grows naturally in coastal sands ranging from Hokkaido to Kyushu and has been eaten since ancient times.
In season from April to June.

Nutrition

Abundant in the B vitamins as well as minerals such as sodium, is also called 'land seaweed'.

Connoisseur selection / storage

Select salsola komarovii that is deep green, crisp and supple. Store in a vegetable storage bag and in a refrigerator to prevent drying out prior to use.

Cooking Tips

Quickly boil the soft stems and leaves and use these as ingredients in boiled dishes, dressed dishes, soups and sautés.

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