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Kaga Vegetables

Akazuiki (Red Taro Stems)

Characteristics

Pickled AkazuikiPickled Akazuiki

Overview

Akazuiki (Red Taro Stems)

Although its origins are unknown, it is said the plant has been cultivated since before the Edo period. Can be pickled in vinegar or dried and used as ingredient in miso soup or stews. Since it can be stored for long periods when dried, it was used as an emergency food in times of war and famine.