VEGETABLES

TOMATOES (KOCHI FRUIT TOMATOES)

Kochi's famed fruit tomatoes add a delicate balance of sweetness and fresh acidity to dishes and beverages.

KOCHI SPECIALS

Kochi is home to a large variety of tomatoes, from heirloom to new cultivars. Most notably, the prefecture is said to be the birthplace of extra-sweet "fruit tomatoes." In the early 1970s, a typhoon caused large waves to cover the tomato fields. The salty soil produced smaller, but much sweeter, tomatoes. Today, careful cultivation and soil management in greenhouses produces fruit tomatoes with a high sugar content, lots of juice, and a refreshing acidity.

OTHER FRESH PRODUCTS

JAPANESE GREEN BELL PEPPERS

Kochi's small green peppers, called "piman", are mild and slightly sweet. Enjoy them raw or in a cooked dish.

JAPANESE EGGPLANTS

Try the mild flavor and firm flesh of Kochi's "Tosa nasu" variety of eggplants, which are ideal for simmering and frying.

OKRA

Fresh okra is the taste of summer. Kochi okra is delicious eaten raw or in soups and stews.

GARLIC CHIVES (NIRA)

Kochi is Japan's largest producer of garlic chives, or nira, which add a delicate garlic aroma to Japanese and Chinese dishes.

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