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  kyat paung thee

 

Myanmar

These slender tapered seedpods, which in Burmese are called kyat paung thee, belong to a plant in the milkweed family.

 

It has the botanical name Cynanchum louiseae and is known in English as Black Swallow-wort, Louise's Swallow-wort and Black Dog-strangling Vine.

 

  kyat paung thee

 

  kyat paung thee

 

In Myanmar, these pods which are tightly packed with seeds attached to puffy fibers, are used in home cuisine.