The Japanese use for ornament an alloy of gold and silver, the standard of which varies from 350 to 500, the colour of the precious metal being developed by " pickling " in a mixture of plum-juice, vinegar and copper sulphate.
These small stem bulbs are excellent for pickling.
The young fruits are used for pickling.
Pat hens dry with paper towels; brush off excess pickling spice.
Add pickling spices, salt, and onion to water and boil for 20 minutes.