Do you know gettou?

The autumnal equinox has passed, and rather than getting cooler with every rain

I feel a little chilly these days.

Ladies and gentlemen, do you know a plant called shell ginger?

Currently, it is arranged with pampas grass in a vase at the storefront of the main store.

The dark orange fruit that looks like autumn is the shell ginger fruit.

It is a plant of the ginger family that can be seen from Okinawa to southern Kyushu.

It produces beautiful flowers in summer.

What is in the store now is the fruit after the flowers have finished.

Part of the fruit splits vertically, and inside is a small, round, gray-colored seed.

It's packed to the brim.

Shell ginger leaves contain polyphenols that can be expected to have various health effects, such as suppressing cholesterol.

It is said that it is drunk as a health tea because it contains , but it also has a unique strong scent like Chinese medicine.

Green tea also contains a large amount of catechins, which are a type of polyphenol.

Let's enjoy gettou with our eyes, and enjoy polyphenols with green tea! !

Please take a look at this rare shell ginger when you visit the main store!