Ninja diet

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The Ninja diet was a form of military rations historically consumed by ninjas. The types of rations consumed included suikatsugan (水渇丸, 'thirst pill'),[1][2] hyōrōgan (兵糧丸, 'provisions pill'),[3][4][5] kikatsugan (飢渇丸, 'starvation pill'),[2][6] hoshi-ii ( or 干し飯, 'dried boiled rice'),[7][8] and katayaki (かた焼き, 'hard-baked', a type of traditional senbei).[7][9]

Hyorogan was made of glutinous rice, ordinary rice, lotus seed, Chinese yam, cinnamon, adlay, Asian ginseng and sugar.[4][10] Other source say that Hyorogan was made from wheat powder, saké, sticky rice and carrots.[7]

Suikatsugan pills were made with pickled plum (umeboshi), buckwheat flour, and yams.[1]


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