Seed - cooked. It can be used like rice in sweet or savoury dishes. The seed can also be ground into a flour and used in making cakes, biscuits etc[K]. The seed contains about 13.7% protein, 0.9% fat, 72.7% carbohydrate, 0.7% ash. Young inflorescences - cooked and used as a vegetable. Young shoots - raw or cooked. A pleasant sweet taste. The shoots contain about 1% protein, 0.3% fat, 4.7% carbohydrate, 0.7% ash.Root. No more details.
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One report suggests that the plant is in hardiness zone 9 (only tolerating light frosts) but this is rather questionable, there are several reports of the plant being perfectly hardy in Britain, though it does not usually flower in this country. It requires hot summers with temperatures between 20 - 30°c if it is to do well.It is often cultivated as a food crop in E. Asia and is often grown as cover for wild fowl along the sides of lakes in Britain. It grows very well at Kew.
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