Kagawa prefecture products


Photo of leaf burdock

Burdock was introduced to Japan from China and was used as a medicine in the Heian period (794-1185). It is high in dietary fiber and also contains iron and calcium. Burdock season is from January to April and burdock is said to herald the coming of spring. It has a long stem with short roots and large leaves, all of which can be eaten. It is characterized by its refreshing aroma and distinctive crunchy texture. The roots and stems of Kagawa burdock are said to be soft and full of fibre.

Seasonal season
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Main production area
Takamatsu City, Sanuki City
  • Burdock has long since been a beloved hometown vegetable. It is often cooked with fried tofu and other ingredients in a lightly seasoned sauce, or eaten as tempura, or with sesame paste.

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