It is a perennial plant of the Araceae family and prefers high temperature and humidity, and it seems that many areas in Japan are cultivated in paddy field conversion fields. In Southeast Asia and the Pacific countries, it is called Talo and is the cornerstone of eating habits, and it seems that this area is also called the Taloimo cultural area. Since it is cultivated in the field, it came to be called “taro” as opposed to “yam”. It came to Japan before the late Jomon period when rice cultivation began, and until the Edo period when sweet potatoes and potatoes arrived, the word “tuber” was taro. It has become a symbol of prosperity of descendants because it increases from seed taro to child taro and grandchild taro, and it has become a symbol of outdoor party where guests cook various types of vegetables (esp. In Tohoku); stewed potato (taro) party. The event is inherited. At the “30th Japan’s No. 1 Imo-boiled Festival” held on September 16, 2018, 12,695 people “Most soup served in 8 hours” were counted as the most served soup in 8 hours. As the largest pot in Japan, the first large pot with a diameter of 5.6 meters was produced, and three years later, the fourth large pot with a diameter of 6 meters was made in 1992. Then, in commemoration of the 30th festival held in 2018, crowdfunding was carried out and cooperation was solicited nationwide, and the 6.5-meter-diameter “Sandaime Ohnabe Nabetaro” was born. Set Guinness World Records. The next Yamagata specialty 34th “Japan’s No. 1 outdoor party where guests cook various types of vegetables (esp. In Tohoku); stewed potato (taro) party festival” will be held on September 18, 2022 (Sun), rainy weather It seems that it may be canceled in case of stormy weather. The location is the Mamigasaki Riverbed in Yamagata City (near Sogetsu Bridge: The Mamigasaki Riverbed Chitose Bridge, which originates in the Ou Mountains southeast of Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture and heads northwest, is located in Yamagata City from the Ochiai Sports Center. Bridge on an important line to the center)
Impounding cultivation (paddy rice) : While domestic rice consumption is declining year by year, JA Zennoh Yamagata seems to have started a new export business to Italy in the middle of May 2021 with the aim of expanding the sales channel of rice produced in the prefecture. I hear that it is the third country to export to Europe after Spain and Germany. It seems that we have already shipped about 600 kg. Information on planting status and harvest this year will be announced shortly. It is clear that there are no obstacles to continuous cropping in paddy farming. Even if the same rice is cultivated every year, the yield does not decrease and crop rotation is unnecessary.
Taro is a low-calorie and high-fiber dietary food among the potatoes, so it is an effective food for preventing obesity, which has been making noise in recent years. In addition, vitamin B6, which is involved in amino acid metabolism and the production of neurotransmitters, potassium, which has the effect of lowering blood pressure and promoting the prevention and improvement of high blood pressure by excreting sodium that raises blood pressure from the body, makes bones strong. It is popular among men and women of all ages as a health food rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron that prevents iron deficiency anemia, zinc that promotes the development of taste, and copper that causes malignant anemia when deficient. In addition, JA Shonai Tagawa’s taro subcommittee holds a break-in meeting to share precautions for shipping, standards, and sorting.