Guide to Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by Photos and Movies

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Name
Mikohara Arrowhead
Address
Mikohara area, Hakui City
Category
Agriculture、Forestry and Fisheries
Class
Agricultural products and seafood
Age
20th century~21th century
Comment
This blue arrowhead (alismataceae) is one of the Noto vegetables, and is grown in the terraced fields in the Mikohara area (Mikohara-machi, Sugaike-machi and Sengoku-machi) at an altitude of 120~400m. It is shipped from early through late December. It was introduced as a crop for converting rice fields in 1980. It is elastic in texture and bitter in taste. It contains much Vitamin B1 and B2, potassium and iron. Its bitter components, tannin and catechin, are said to have an effect to prevent cancer and enhance immunity. It is prepared by boiling or frying. Its shape with sprout is considered auspicious, and it is often used as an ingredient in the special dishes of the New Year’s holidays.
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