[NAFEX] Gingko Seeds?

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Sep 18 10:45:35 EDT 2006


The Chinese have varieties of Gingko selected specifically for the 
seeds, which they boil, or boil and roast.  Boiling seems to be a part 
of making them fit for human consumption.  There is a huge old female 
gingko in Salem, Oregon, thought to be one of the first trees started 
from seed brought out of China after the species was discovered to 
still be alive in China, and though the fruit smells like dog do, the 
local Asians collect it all for the seeds every fall.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Sep 18, 2006, at 7:33 AM, Spidra Webster wrote:

The person in this Craig's List ad says their family uses gingko seeds
for soup.  Does anyone know whether this would be for medicinal
purposes or would it actually taste good?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/zip/208750925.html

Spidra Webster
http://www.spidra.com
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