Carrots

carrots

Aomori is the fourth largest producer of carrots in Japan. Soft and sweet, carrots from Aomori are known for keeping well. Production reaches its peak in July, before the peak production of Hokkaido carrots. In July, Aomori carrots dominates 60 percent of the market share in Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Market and Nagoya Municipal Central Wholesale Market.
Carrots are used in many country dishes such as “Kenoshiru” from Tsugaru region and “Senbeijiru” from Nanbu region.
Packed in beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A when digested, carrots are good for eye and skin health.
“Fukaura Snow Carrots” are a special kind of carrot grown in the town of Fukaura, located at the base of World Heritage Shirakami Mountains. These carrots are ripened to full maturity under a thick blanket of snow. By exposing the carrots to the winter cold, the nutritional value increases and they develop a fruity sweetness. Production is between December and March, and each carrot is hand picked from the snow.

“Fukaura Snow Carrots” are a special kind of carrot grown in the town of Fukaura, located at the base of World Heritage Shirakami Mountains. These carrots are ripened to full maturity under a thick blanket of snow. By exposing the carrots to the winter cold, the nutritional value increases and they develop a fruity sweetness. Production is between December and March, and each carrot is hand picked from the snow.

Fukaura Snow Carrots
Fukaura Snow Carrots

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Fukaura Snow Carrots

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Local Dishes Using Carrots

kenoshiru

Kenoshiru

Kenoshiru is one of the many country-style dishes originally from the Tsugaru region in Aomori prefecture. A nutritious soup dish, kenoshiru uses a variety of ingredients.

Jappajiru

Jappajiru

Jappajiru is highly nutritious as it uses the entire fish with vegetables such as daikon and green onion. In the winter, it is an essential local dish in the Tsugaru region.

Senbei-Jiru

Senbei-Jiru

Senbei-jiru is a country-style dish from Hachinohe in the Nanbu region of Aomori. Wheat-flour crackers are broken into pieces and cooked in a dashi broth made from meat, fish, mushrooms, and vegetables.

Nanban Miso

Nanban Miso

Nanban miso is a dish of Japanese pickles made from fresh vegetables such as daikon, carrots, cucumber, perilla seeds, and green chillies.


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