Mooli is a thin white root which many gastropubs serve instead of food.

In its uncooked form, it can also be used as shoe-laces, pipe cleaners, candle wicks, curtain rods and dipsticks.

If not stored in complete darkness, mooli can degrade into moolium, a rare-earth element sometimes used in the production of military grade toxins.

Less than 3% of UK pensioners have ever knowingly eaten mooli, though a slightly higher number have used it as a nerve agent.