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RE: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)

  • Subject: RE: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:43:25 -0500 (CDT)

Nonono, it is NOT native to japan at all!! I didn't say that. It is cultivated since ages in Japan and Von Sieboldt brought tubers that's all. Am. konjac is probably native to China (but has also escaped from cultivation there) and possibly in Vietnam. The problem is that the species has been travelling with humans a lot. Hell, there is even a clone derived from a plant found in Sabah (near Kota Kinabalu). Go figure!!
Lord P.
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Onderwerp: Re: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)

In a message dated 10/10/2001 7:51:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, hetter@worldonline.nl writes:

Aaaaah, finally I can hit again:

The name Konnyaku IS Japanese, and I'll be darned if I know what it means.
The name was introduced into Europe when Von Siebold brought the first
tubers of this plant back from Japan into the Leiden Botanical Garden and he
baptised them Arisaema konjac. That's how it all started.....

and is this plant ONLY native to japan?

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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