Aomori Prefecture is leaping forward worldwide as Japan’s number one garlic producer, accounting for 80% of domestic garlic production. JA Yuuki Aomori boasts top-class production volume in the prefecture, and produces original products such as “MILD229 (mild garlic)” and “New Brack Garlic Ai-chan,” which does not have an unpleasant after-meal smell.
New Brack garlic “Ai-chan” is fermented and matured only with temperature and humidity without any seasoning. Polyphenol (If the partial structure of the compound has an OH group attached to the benzene nucleus, it includes those with carbon atoms substituted. Benzene (C6H6) has a hexagonal carbon skeleton (benzene nucleus) However, a compound (C6H5OH) in which one of the H atoms bonded there is replaced with a hydroxyl group (OH group) is called carbolic acid.) is about 11 times that of normal garlic. It is more nutritious than regular garlic, and you don’t have to worry about the peculiar smell of garlic.
Mie Prefecture is said to be the birthplace of black garlic. In Aomori Prefecture, until 2005, only fermented and matured sake in Mie Prefecture was sold. Since 2006, research and development has been carried out in various places in Aomori Prefecture, and finally black garlic from Aomori Prefecture was born. I hear that there are many research results and achievements of Dr. Jinichi Sasaki, former Hirosaki University School of Medicine（保健学科）, in 2006. Also interesting is the article published by Yuhobika (Makino Publishing Co., Ltd.: Nihonbashi Kayaba Town, Chuo Ward, Tokyo) in November 2000 on the bactericidal effect of garlic, which also kills O157.
In the process of this white garlic turning black, arginine (C6H14N4O2), S-allylcysteine (C6H11NO2S), cycloaliin (sulfur-containing amino acid: C6H11NO3S), proline (C5H9NO2), pyroglutamic acid (C5H7NO3: Memory and thinking Power up ) In addition, it seems that black garlic contains several times more various amino acids. Japan’s first excellent agricultural products are now spreading to Europe, America, Asia, Western Europe and other countries around the world and are attracting attention.