These kokuto jimami, or black sugar peanuts, are from Okinawa, Japan's southernmost tropical islands, and combine to local specialties: kokuto and jimami.
Kokuto is made from local pure sugarcane juice which is slowly cooked to create a black sugar. Unlike regular black sugar, which is a combination of molasses and refined white sugar, kokuto preserves its natural vitamins and minerals and is prized for its deep, licorice flavor.
Kokuto is used to coat local peanuts, known as jimami in Okinawa, to create a nostalgic treat with a sweet nutty flavor loved by locals.
Okinawa Biento operates the only seven kokuto factories not located on the main island of Okinawa, including one on Aguni Island that produces a very rare type of kokuto. Each island’s variety has unique characteristics and tastes based on the soil and sugarcane grown in that region.
Suggested use:Enjoy as is paired with a cup of Okinawa tea.
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