King of the Wild Herbs

China Scenic - - TASTE -

As early as the 17th cen­tury, peo­ple liv­ing on the Chang­bai Moun­tains paid trib­ute to the im­pe­rial court with fid­dle­heads— the furled fronds of a young fern. Rich in fiber and other nutri­tious in­gre­di­ents, fid­dle­heads have long been be­lieved to be a healthy food and the lo­cal peo­ple con­sider it as“the king of the wild herbs.”

Photo/ Li Huaisen

Mat­teuc­cia struthiopteris

Pterid­ium aquil­inum

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