Hunt for the Stink-O Nut
Last weekend, my mom and I walked through Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn in search of "bai guo." Translated from Chinese, "white fruit" or gingko nut is a product of the gingko tree. Surrounded by an orangey flesh that smells horrendous (I liken it to a mix between vomit and dog crap), the nuts are predominately valued by Asians for their medicinal value. You also may have heard of it through the nutritional supplement gingko biloba extract, which is purported to help with memory and concentration.