Initially thought to be a plant, settlers of the system would swallow it whole for its slimming and appetite reducing qualities. The revelation that the plant is actually a parasitic life form has not reduced its popularity. Those infested have reported a difficulty in removing the parasite once it has established, but the benefits include an immunity to certain biological poisons. The parasite must be purged before it begins to pupate.
— In-Game Description
Rare goods increase in value the further you travel from their point of purchase.