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1,000-year-old ginseng climbs to record price
(China Daily)
Updated: 2004-12-02 09:10

An uncultivated ginseng plant weighing 75.8 grams, the heaviest recorded, and with a price tag of 2.22 million yuan (US$268,440), is on sale at Shanghai's city of god temple, a major shopping area.

Found on Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province by a farmer, its root measured 1.6 metres. Tests show the plant had been growing for 1,000 years underground, reports the Shanghai's Morning Post.

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