Yukina

Yukina is a leafy vegetable that dates back to the governor of Yonezawa (Japan), Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), who was responsible for the subsequent diffusion of the vegetable. Yozan brought several vegetable varieties to Yonezawa from Niigata, and today’s Yukina is a result of a selection of these.

Yukina belongs to the Kabuna species (Brassica rapa L.) of native Japanese turnips. It is one of the few vegetables that used to be cultivated in the old New Year period because it can be grown in the snow, extending the stem and leaves above the snow. The most commonly used recipe was “Fusube zuke”, in which the turnip was boiled and then preserved in salt.

Cooking

Yukina has a pleasant, sweet flavor especially if eaten raw. It can be used in salads or Miso soup or as Ohitashi (boiled and cooled), sautéed, or as Nabemono (boiled with other ingredients). Saute, steam,or stir-fry for healthy, delicious greens.

Did you know?

Organic farmers and experts in India organized to address the agriculture crisis facing the nation's 700 million farmers. Poor yields, degraded soils, and expensive chemical inputs arising from the cultivation of pesticide intensive crops, including genetically engineered cotton, have devastated India's rural economy. Crop failures and crushing debt led over 300 Indian farmers to commit suicide between May and July. To address this crisis, farmers from all over the country joined together August 2, 2006 to create the "Organic Vision 2020," a long term strategy to shift the country's farming focus back to ecological and traditional organic practices.

Quotes

"We didn't inherit the land from our fathers. We are borrowing it from our children."
~Amish belief

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