Japan Common name Alternative name(s) Botanical name
Agi, Asafetida, Hin Asafoetida devil's dung; stinking gum; asant; food of the gods; Kaayam Ferula assafoetida
Amerika neri, Kiku kimo, Okura Okra Bindi, Fingers Ladies, Gobo, Gombo, Gumbo, Ladies Finger, Ladies´ fingers, Lady´s finger, Lady´s-Fingers, Okra, Wild Okra Abelmoschus esculentus
Anisu Anise Sweet cumin; Aniseed
Pimpinella anisum
Asatuki, Chaibu, Ezonegi Chinese chive flowers Allium schoenoprasum L
Burakku-kumin Black Cumin.  (i) Bunium persicum
Gajutu Chinese keys fingerroot Boesenbergia rotunda
Gajutu Finger Root Chinese keys; Lesser Ginger Boosenbergia rotunda
Gekkeiju, Roreru Indian Bay leaf Lauris nobilis (Folia Lauri)
goya bitter melon  bitter gourd Momordica charantia
Gurukiruriza Gurabura, Kanzo, Kanzou, Nankin-Kanzo, Rikorisu, Rosou, You Kanzou Liquorice root Black Sugar, Common Licorice, Common Liquorice, Cultivated Licorice, Kahles Sssholz, Kahles S�ssholz, Licorice, Licorice-Root, Liquorice, Russian Liquorice, Spanish Juice, Spanish Liquorice, Sweet Licorice, Sweet Wood, True Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra
Hime Hira Take, Tamogi Take, Tamogitake oyster mushroom Branched Oyster Fungus, Branched Oyster Mushroom, Cornucopia Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus
Himeuikyō, Himeuikyo, Kyarawei Caraway Seeds Meridian Fennel; Persian Cumin Carum carvi
Ingen Mame Kidney Beans Bean, Common Bean, Common Bean;bean, Common Haricot, Dry Bean, Dwarf Bean, Frash Bean, French Bean, Frijol, Garden Bean, Green Bean, Habichuela, Haricot, Haricot Bean, Haricot Commun, Haricot Francais, Haricots Carapatte, Haricots De Bourbon, Haricots Pales, Haricots Panaches, Haricots Tachetes, Haricots Varies, Haricots Violets,  Mange-Tout, Pois, Rose Family Dry Bean, Runner Bean, Snap Bean, String Bean, Wax Bean Phaseolus vulgaris
Ishiru; Shottsuru; Ikanago shoyu fish sauce
Kare-rihu;  Nanyozansiyo;  Nanyozansiyo Curry Leaf Sweet Neem leaves Murraya koenigii
Karudamon, Shōzuku, Shozuku Cardamom White Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum
Koruha;  Fenu-guriku Fenugreek seed Trigonella foenum-graecum
Kumin, Umazeri Cumin (seed) Cuminum cyminum
Kuro Tanetsou, Nigera, Nijeera, Nijiera; Beul-Raeg-Ku-Min, Dae-Hoe-Hyang, Heug-Jong-Co, Ni-Gel-Ra, Nigella, Pullaek-Kumin, Tae-Hoehyang Nigella seeds Wild Onion seeds; black cumin seeds; Black Caraway, Black Cumin, Black Onion Seed, Black Seed, Black-Caraway, Black-Cumin, Blackseed, Falsely Black Cumin, Fennel Flower, Fennel-Flower, Gith, Nigella, Nutmeg Flower, Nutmeg Plant, Nutmeg-Flower, Onion Seed, Roman Coriander, Roman-Coriander
kurobu Cloves Syzygium aromaticum
Kuro-garashi, Burakku-masutado Black Mustard seeds Brown mustard seed, Indian mustard Brassica nigra
Mesu, Natumegu, Nikuzuku Nutmeg & Mace. Nutmeg, Nutmeg Tree from: Myristica fragrans
Ninniku; Garikku Garlic Stinking Rose; Allium sativum
Nioi Tako No Ki, Nioi-Takonoki Pandan leaves Fragrant Pandan, Fragrant Screwpine Indonesian Screwpine, Pandan Rampeh, Scented Pandan, Screw Pine, Screw Tree, Umbrella Tree P. amaryllifolius
Paramitsu Jackfruit Jaca, Jack, Jack Fruit, Jackfruit Tree, Jak, Jak Fruit, Jak-Fruit, Langka, Nangka Artocarpus heterophyllus
Sanshō; Kinome (fresh leaves); Ryōmenshin, Ryomenshin (Zanthoxylum nitidum) Szechuan Pepper Szetchwan pepper, Anise pepper, Sheguan pepper, Sprice pepper, Sichuan pepper, Chinese pepper, Japanese pepper Xanthoxylum piperitum
Shiso Perilla Green Shiso; beefsteak plant perilla fructescens
Shōga;  Shoga;  Jinja; Myōga;  Myoga (Zingiber mioga) Ginger Ginger root; Zingiber officinale
Sōka Black Cardamom;  Nepal cardamom; Greater Indian cardamom Amomum subulatum; Amomum costatum
Tamanegi;  Wakegi;  Onion green onion Spring Onion;  salad onion; scallion Allium wakegi
tōgan Ash gourd winter melon; white gourd; wax gourd Benincasa hispida
Yasai Karasu Uri Ivy Gourd Gentlemen's Toes; Little Gourd; Baby Watermelon;  Coccinia grandis

 

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