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AGAR-AGAR
A white gelatin derived from a sea vegetable, used in making kanten and aspics. Kanten is excellent in the summer as a cool, refreshing dessert.

AMAZAKE
A sweetener or refreshing drink made from sweet rice and koji starter that is allowed to ferment into a thick liquid. Hot amazake is a delicius sweet beverage on cold autumn or winter nights.

AZUKI BEAN
A small, dark red bean imported from Japan, but also grown in USA. Especially good when cooked with kombu sea vegetable. This bean may also be referred to as aduki or adzuki. Very good for the Kidneys. I have cooked them for friends and they also enjoy them.

BANCHA TWIG TEA
Correctly named Kukicha, bancha consists of the stems and leaves from mature Japanese tea bushes. Bancha tea aids in digestion. It contains no chemical dyes. Bancha makes an excellent after dinner beverage.

BARLEY MALT
A thick, dark brown sweetener made from barley or a combination of barley and corn. Used in making desserts, sweet and sour sauces, and in a variety of medicinal drinks.

BROWN RICE
Whole, unpolished rice. Comes in three main varieties, short, medium and long grain, and
contains an ideal balance of minerals, protein and carbohydrates.

BROWN RICE VINEGAR
A very mild, delicate vinegar made from fermented brown rice or sweet brown rice. not as sour as apple cider vinegar. ( Phil likes to use this on his greens.)

BUCKWHEAT
Eaten as a staple food in many European countries, this cereal plant is eaten widely in the form of kasha, whole groats, and soba noodles. (I like to make Buckwheat Pancakes)

DAIKON
A long, white radish. Besides making a delicious side dish, daikon is a specific aid in dissolving fat and mucous deposits that have accumulated as a result of past animal food intake. Grated daikon aids in the digestion of oily foods.
( I have found daikon radish to very useful in helping to control the swellings in my ankles and fingers which I used to have a problem with before Macrobiotics . Daikon tea is also very helpful in this area.)