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“Fat Choy”, aka Nostoc Flagelliforme, delicacy during Chinese New Year celebration

[China] Fat choy (Nostoc flagelliforme), also known as fat choy, fa cai, black moss, hair moss or hair weed is a terrestrial cyanobacterium (a type of photosynthetic bacteria) that is used as a vegetable in Chinese cuisine. When dried, the product has the appearance of black hair. For that reason, its name in Continue reading “Fat Choy”, aka Nostoc Flagelliforme, delicacy during Chinese New Year celebration