Kagawa prefecture products


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Like cauliflower, broccoli is a member of the cruciferous cabbage family. It contains twice as much vitamin C as lemon, and is rich in carotene and iron, making it a highly nutritious green vegetable. Freshness is essential, so they are packed on ice immediately after harvesting and are then shipped. In Kagawa Prefecture, this shipping usually occurs from November to May, and in FY 2017, the area of broccoli planted within Kagawa was the third largest in Japan, with production ranking fourth, and production volume increasing every year.

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  • The bouquet-like top of the broccoli (also called florets) is a collection of small buds, and when choosing broccoli it is best to select those with buds that are dark green and tightly packed. The broccoli grown in Kagawa is known for its freshness and is often boiled and used in salads, stews, gratins and other Western-style dishes. It is also delicious when used in Japanese dishes such as sesame paste. Even the broccoli stems are tender and sweet, so don’ t throw them away! The stem has a flavor similar to asparagus and one that is different to the buds at the top, so make sure to give it a taste.

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Yoshikazu Ohno and others
Organization name Kyoei Broccoli Subcommittee
Group location 291 Higashitakashino, Manno-cho, Nakatado-gun
Recommended way of eating Boil, tempura
Prefecture retail store Production facilities such as prefecture supermarkets and Kyoei Yume House
Kagawa's broccoli is characterized by a tightly packed top flower bud * and a thick, soft stem. It is a green-yellow vegetable, rich in nutrients such as vitamins, and is a popular ingredient for those who care about their diet. Broccoli cultivation management is a lot of care, but it is especially focused on healthy soil and freshness. First, it is necessary to create an optimal soil to prevent diseases that hinder growth. To deliver fresh broccoli to everyone, we harvest them early in the morning and keep them fresh with quick packing and ice-packed shipments, and ship fresher broccoli.
* Flower buds are a collection of hemispherical buds.