gingko nuts

Beverly Erlebacher bae at oci.utoronto.ca
Tue Nov 19 10:10:16 EST 1996


In article <56f007$1ds at news.esslink.com> Carol Hanny <channy at esslink.com> writes:
>Does anyone have any information or experience with ginkgo nuts.  I know 
>the "fruit" on the outside smells, already had experience with that.  I 
>found a bunch of them, but am hesistant.  Any information would be 
>appreciated.

The seeds are a delicacy in Chinese cuisine.  One traditional way of
getting rid of the noxious-smelling "fruit" coating is to bury them
for a few days.  The smelly part (which is not really fruit) rots off
leaving clean seeds which can be washed and shelled.

Beverly Erlebacher
Toronto, Ontario Canada



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