Ginkgo nut

Ginkgo tree bear nuts called “Ginnan (ぎんなん)”.

Ripening ginnan emits intense smell. But we can eat it deliciously after  remove the pulp.

Gingko nut、ぎんなん
One grain is about 1 cm in diameter

Ginnan’s typical dish is “Chawan mushi”. It steamed a pudding-style egg containing a ginnan. Besides, we bake and eat the ginnan stuck in the skewer.

By the way, Ginnan resembles a pistachio, but they are trees of another species.

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