Japanese Knotweed,  Reynoutria japonica, Is a common invasive plant found in many parts of the world. The roots of this plant are extremely high in resveratrol and are medicinal. The young shoots are a great substitute for rhubarb, and they can be pickled, made into sauces, cooked as a vegetable, and enjoyed many other ways. Forager Chef has an awesome article here about most of the good uses and full preparation details.

As always we only harvest from clean areas. Since Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant, overharvesting is not a concern. A real concern though, would be how you dispose of your unused knotweed. Do not put these in your compost pile! they are invasive and can spread like bamboo, and you definitely do not want this plant propagating on your property as it is very hard to control, like bamboo.

Japanese Knotweed - Fresh

(per 12 lb)
North Carolina, US
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Wild Goods has been providing fine foraged mushrooms and edibles to the Western North Carolina area in Asheville and Sylva, N.C. for the last five years. With their combined experience, Wild Goods has over 20 years of foraging under their belts and have taught thousands of people the basics of sustainable foraging, wildcrafting, and safe mushroom practices.

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