Kagawa prefecture products

Nabana (Nanohana)

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The unique bittersweet taste of nabana heralds the arrival of spring. It is a member of the Brassicaceae family whose buds, stems, and leaves are all edible. In Kagawa, rapeseed has long been cultivated for oil extraction, but the production of edible rapeseed (nabana) began around 60. The original variety "Seto no Haru" is popular its moderately low bitterness, which is easy on the palate.

Seasonal season
Time to go around Peak season (seasonal season)
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Main production area
Sanuki City, Miki Town, Takamatsu City, Marugame City, Kotohira Town, Manno Town
  • It is often boiled and served as a side dish, or pickled in mustard, and is also used as a garnish for <i>chirashi-zushi</i>, a sushi rice dish made in spring. The stems can be softened by tearing them along the fibers before boiling.

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