Platycodon grandiflorum – Famine Foods

Platycodon grandiflorum

Uses

Japan: root eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
DC.
Vernaculars:
English: Balloon Flower, Broad Bluebell. Japanese: Kikio
Misc:
China: leaves eaten. The radical leaves are said to be slightly toxic, thus only the top leaves should be eaten. Chemical composition (Chinese sample) (leaves): protein = 3.5%; fat = 0.28%; carbohydrate = 10.9%; ash = 1.02%.

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