Seven herbs of spring(nana-kusa)
The so-called”seven herbs of spring”(ingredients in an early January”detox”dish in Japan)are Japanese parsley,shepherd’s purse, Jersey cudweed, chickweed, henbit, turnip and rockcrees. They are gown on large-scale plantations at roughly the turn of the year. Seeds are collected and repidly picked and packed around New Year’s for shipment. They are also freeze-dried, to be packaged and sold with retort-packeged rice porridge products.