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Satsumaimo Leaves and Stems Baked into New Cake

Festivalo, a company producing and selling Western-style confections in Kanyoa, Kagoshima Prefecture, has developed a cake whose ingredients include the edible leaves and stems of a new variety of satsumaimo, or sweet potato, a special product of the prefecture. It is being sold as a seasonal product. The new type of potato was developed in 2004 by the National Agricultural Research Center for the Kyushu-Okinawa Region. It can be harvested four or five times in a single summer, and is rich in iron and vitamin E.

Published: Jun 5, 2008 / Last Updated: Jun 5, 2008

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