Paju Wild Grape Village located on the foothill of Gamak Mountains produces mountain greens that grow with the energy of the mountains.
Mountain greens are edible greens that grow naturally without toxins. Koreans eat about 850 kinds of wild greens nationwide.
Most of them are grass-like, but cedrels sinensis A. Juss, aralia shoots and wild roses are eaten as tree spouts. Also most of them are spermatophyte, but fernbrake is pteridophyta. Pickpurse, conyza bonariensis, wild garlic, mugwort, sowthistle, Korean lettuce and dropwort are collected in leaves and roots; plantain and dandelions are eaten in leaves; and only the flowers are collected for some other greens.
To mention a few, there are butterbur, Solidago virga, fernbrake, Osmunda japonica, aralia shoots, greenbrier, Japanese ladybell, Samju, dropwort, pickpurse, dogtooth violet, pimpinella brachycarpa, codonopsis lancerolata, Chinese bellflower, ladybell, ainsliaea acerifolia and aster scaber. Greens have more nutrition than vegetables, except for sugar, and have great content of fiber. Be sure to eat them before they become too old or boil and dry them. Due to the pollution problems, the greens of clean mountain region are becoming more popular and are a good source of profits for the farms.
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