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Mioga Ginger (Zingiber Mioga)
A mild form of Japanese ginger - but probably was introduced from China - valued for its buds and stems, not the tuber (rhizome). The buds are thinly-sliced and used as a garnish and also used to make pickles.
There is a belief in Japan that eating mioga ginger makes people forgetful - but this is unproven. See 'Ginger'
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