Chrysanthemum Green

Chrysanthemum Green

Shungiku
しゅんぎく
春菊
  • What is it?

    Chrysanthemum greens are the leaves of the Garland Chrysanthemum flower. The dark-green, flat serrated leaves are aromatic and resemble the foliage of ornamental chrysanthemums. They have a grassy, herbal flavour.

  • How can it be eaten?

    In Japan, chrysanthemum greens are an integral ingredient in winter hotpot dishes. They should be very lightly cooked so they retain their crunchy texture and flavour and are therefore cooked last. Chrysanthemum greens can be lightly steamed, boiled, blanched, stir-fried and added chopped to soups. Young leaves and stalks can be eaten raw in salads.

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