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Seasonings in Kumamoto
Have Soy Sauce for Longevity?
Date:28, Aug, 2017
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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As map shows you, Kumamoto is next to Oita. The two, then, are very close even if they were just cat and dog. Of course, there are also a lot of different points.

Like so in Oita, in Kumamoto, we can find many long-standing breweries of soy sauce and miso. Kiya Shokuhin Kogyo since the Tenpo era (1830 - 1844) is the good example.



2016 Spirit Boat Procession in Kumamoto

Kumamoto people tend to purchase soy sauce more than others in Kinki or Chubu areas, according to the family income investigation by Statistic Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications. As so in Oita, it seems that they are very familiar to soy sauce, and brewing itself.

Having soy sauce a lot is believed to be a seed of high blood pressure. However, high blood pressure itself is not bad for you. The older you get, the worse the circulation of the blood tends to be. So we almost need higher blood pressure than old times when we used to be. The evidence is the brand-new ranking of longevity by prefecture published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2013. In the ranking, Kumamoto people are, man and woman, at the 4th.



Hinokuni Ponzu (250 ml) 540 yen (Tax in)

By the way, one of Kumamoto specialties is Dekopon. Hosisan has produced the dekopon ponzu vinegar "Hinokuni Ponzu." It's said that those are very popular among the local areas.





 

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