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date: 19 January 2020


The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson

, Tom JaineTom Jaine

the fruit of either of two oriental climbing shrubs in the genus Akebia of the family Lardizabalaceae.Although appreciated in their native region (China, Korea, and Japan), the fruits are rarely cultivated there and have not been introduced elsewhere on a significant scale. Each plant produces up to three pendent fruits, purplish in colour. Those of ... ...

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