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Japanese Knotweed Recipe using the stalks of the plant is called Itadori, meaning "removes pain" - a Chinese / Japanese recipe

Beyond its medicinal properties, Japanese knotweed shoots are used as food in China; a common Japanese knotweed recipe is itadori, meaning "removes pain.

Japanese knotweed is very prevalent and highly invasive in New England. Its point of entry into the United States was through Boston as an ornamental, and it has spread into 39 of 50 states. In the early spring the shoots begin to pop up from the bases of last season's growth, as it spreads mainly through rhizomes in the ground. The hollow stalks grow quickly, unfurling leaves at each "joint" beneath a papery sheath until they reach up to 12" tall. The stalk is green, and often speckled red…

The 3 Foragers: Foraging for Wild, Natural, Organic Food: Japanese Knotweed Recipe Roundup

Wendy! We will never go hungry again- how to eat Japanese knotweed!

Prehistoric-looking Japanese knotweed growing in Manhattan. I believe that at this stage you actually watch it grow.

japanese knotweed jam

Love Japanese Knotweed in every way

Recipes using Japanese Knotweed - yes, that invasive plant! It is actually a Lyme disease remedy and tick repellent! Can also be dried and used as tea!

The 3 Foragers: Japanese Knotweed Recipe - Knotweed Wine

The 3 Foragers: Foraging for Wild, Natural, Organic Food: Japanese Knotweed Recipe - Knotweed Wine

Wild foraged food recipes. Japanese knotweed and ramp sushi with garlic mustard wasabi

Foraged Japanese Knotweed & Ramp Sushi with Garlic Mustard "Wasabi" Recipe

Japanese Knotweed Identified

Japanese Knotweed for Eating and Playing

The 3 Foragers: Foraging for Wild, Natural, Organic Food: Japanese Knotweed Recipe Roundup

The 3 Foragers: Foraging for Wild, Natural, Organic Food: Japanese Knotweed Recipe - Japanese Knotweed Syrup

A foraging family in southeastern Connecticut searching for wild edible food to identify, photograph, and create recipes.

The 3 Foragers: Foraging for Wild, Natural, Organic Food: Japanese Knotweed Recipe - Cold Dessert Soup

A foraging family in southeastern Connecticut searching for wild edible food to identify, photograph, and create recipes.

Strawberry knotweed crisp transforms an invasive edible wild plant, Japanese knotweed, into a tasty treat. Lightly flavored with orange zest and ground cloves. A spring treat for the forager.

Strawberry Knotweed Crisp -

Strawberry knotweed crisp transforms an invasive edible wild plant, Japanese knotweed, into a tasty treat. Lightly flavored with orange zest and ground cloves. A spring treat for the forager.

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