Millet Dumpling Powder/ Millet Dumpling
Okinami, Anamizu Town
Agriculture、Forestry and Fisheries
PROCESSED AGRICULTURAL FOODSdenntou
20th century～21th century
Millet dumpling powder is made of powdered millet and rice for rice cake. You can make millet dumpling easily by mixing it with water and kneading and boiling it. Millet dumplings contain red bean paste inside. They are sold at the events in the town and other places, and the powder is also used as a material in dietary education classes. They are produced by Okinami Millet Processing Association, which consists of housewives of farmers’ families in Okinami. Millet has been cultivated since olden days in Okinami. It is harvested in October after the rice harvest, and used as the material of dumplings or rice cakes. The Association was established in 1990 to promote this traditional local food. They cultivate millet in the unused rice field, and make local products in the processing facility constructed in 1996.