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Ingredients


About WAGASHI
The Art of the Five Senses
Ingredients
Types of WAGASHI

Wagashi are made from vegetable-based ingredients and are rich in fiber. Various ingredients are used, including an extensive range and variety of flours and sweeteners.





Azuki / Red azuki beans and White azuki beans


azuki field and podded white azuki

Delicate beans grown in Japan using special methods. Azuki beans come in both red and white varieties. Usually they are cooked into paste called 'An' and used in a wide range of different confections.
red azuki beans and white azuki beans

kanten

Kanten


A fiber-rich gelatin made from seaweed, commonly used in wagashi, especially in jellied confections such as yokan.

Wasambonto


One of the oldest domestic sugar which is made through a labor intensive and unique refining process. Its powdery smooth texture, elegant taste and fragrance are quite different from other ordinary sugars. It is commonly made into moulded dried sweets, higashi.
wasambonto
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