Thread: Going Veggie
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Old January 18 2013, 08:32 PM   #100
CorporalClegg
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Re: Going Veggie

I don't believe so. I think there are four or five verities around the world used in cooking. They have slight differences in aroma and appearance. The only ones I've ever seen are the two.

One was slightly longer and more slender (forget which). If I remember, the European was more pungent and a bit more woody while the California was a bit more peppery and bitter. The only other one I know of, is one that grows in Eastern Asia (Okinawa maybe?) which supposedly has the strongest flavor, and they use it in just about everything. I think there's also a different one found western South America.

I could be totally wrong though.

As far as the many other types, some don't really have a use (or no one's found one), but a lot of them are burned in incense, ground into salves, that sort of thing.
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