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is a dish in Japanese cuisine made from agarophytes. [1]

20 relations: Agar, Agarophyte, Edo period, Food and Agriculture Organization, Gelatin dessert, Gelidiaceae, Gelidium amansii, Gracilaria, Japan, Japanese cuisine, Kansai region, Kuromitsu, Nara period, Nori, Ogonori, Seaweed, Taylor & Francis, The Nikkei, University of Chicago Press, Wagashi.


Agar (pronounced, sometimes) or agar-agar is a jelly-like substance, obtained from algae.

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An agarophyte is a seaweed, typically a red alga, that produces the hydrocolloid agar in its cell walls.

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Edo period

The or is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.

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Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

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Gelatin dessert

Gelatin desserts are desserts made with sweetened and flavored gelatin.

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The Gelidiaceae is a small family of red algae containing eight genera.

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Gelidium amansii

Gelidium amansii, also known as umutgasari, is an economically important species of red algae commonly found and harvested in the shallow coast (3 to 10 meters or 10 to 33 feet of depth below the water) of many east Asian countries including North and South Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, and northeast Taiwan.

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Gracilaria is a genus of red algae (Rhodophyta) notable for its economic importance as an agarophyte, as well as its use as a food for humans and various species of shellfish.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine encompasses the regional and traditional foods of Japan, which have developed through centuries of social and economic changes.

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Kansai region

The or the lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū.

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is a Japanese sugar syrup, literally "black honey".

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Nara period

The of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794.

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is the Japanese name for edible seaweed (a "sea vegetable") species of the red algae genus Pyropia, including P. yezoensis and P. tenera.

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Ogonori (Gracilaria spp.), also called ogo or sea moss, is a type of edible seaweed eaten along the coasts of Japan, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

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Seaweed or macroalgae refers to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae.

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Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.

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The Nikkei

The Nikkei,, is Nikkei, Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million.

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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.

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are traditional Japanese confections that are often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, anko (azuki bean paste), and fruits.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokoroten

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