Naruto-kintoki, matured after harvesting
Sweet potatoes produced in the area facing the Naruto Strait at the west end of Tokushima Prefecture are called Naruto-kintoki. When you split a Naruto-kintoki into two, you will find a vivid golden color. It is a local specialty with a robust sweet taste, and a soft and flaky chestnut-like texture that Tokushima is proud of.
Salt and minerals make it delicious
We visited Demura Noen which focuses on storing Naruto-kintoki. It is located in Otsu-cho, Naruto City and has about 56,000 Naruto-kintoki plants on the 20,000 square meter farm. They store their Naruto-kintoki for about a month longer than other farBy allowing the sweet potatoes to mature that much longer, the starch changes to sugar, making it by far the sweetest and most delicious.
- Demura Noen
- 34 Oshiro, Otsu-cho, Naruto-shi, Tokushima