BLOGLife2019.09.30

Harvesting "Akebi"

Akebi grows wild with vines on the net of the field.

I love wild edible fruits cos they grow naturally and no need to take care like vegetables in the field.


Thank you fruiting this year again!
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Have you ever eaten Akebi?

It has full of seeds and not much to eat. But it tastes good with a gentle sweetness.

It's a bit sticky, and taste like banana or persimmon.


The skin of akebi is edible if you cook.

so I asked my wife to cook akebi stir-fry with miso and eggplant.

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The skin has a strong alkali, so it's better to fry over low heat for a long time.

ta-dah!!


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It has a unique bitterness like a bitter gourd and eggplant-like texture.

It tastes GOOD?... maybe more like OK.

It is edible.

But I couldn't eat it much because of the alkaline taste.


I felt a strange fullness feeling, maybe because of the effects of alkali, and honestly, I don't want to eat it again for this year.


It might be good for people who want to lose bodyweight.


I should have removed the alkali off more somehow.

So I checked how to remove the bitterness and the alkali.

And I found a way that soaking them in rice washed water overnight. Then they will be easier to eat.


If the alkali is removed properly, it could be good as a side dish.



I saw them sold in the farmers market Woody Keihoku, so if you are interested in, please try!