Marinated mix Fukujinzuke
Marinated mix Fukujinzuke is a mixture of Japanese radish (daikon), lotus root, ginger, cucumber, and eggplant. It is canned in soy sauce and sweet sake (mirin) base. The sweet brown / red dish is served as a side dish to a Japanese curry (kare-raisu).
Why it is called Fukujinzuke?
Fukujin means Lucky Gods in Japanese. Originally, Fukujinzuke is a non-fermented type of pickle made by pickling seven ingredients: radish, lotus root, gourd,
Perilla, shiitake mushroom, eggplant, and beans originally in soy sauce and mirin.
It is named after the Seven Lucky Gods because it makes seven ingredients, and it is said that this is enough for a side dish of rice with a lot of ingredients, which leads to saving of side dishes, and it is called “Fukujinzuke” because it saves money. There is a theory that it has become.
Perfect with Japanese curry dishes (Kare Raisu) and Rice.
Fukujinzuke is not only a very tasty dish, but also good for health:
- All fermented foods that are Tsukemono (Japanese pickles) are good for health and very popular in Japan. Tsukemono contains enzymes that help improve digestion. It also has probiotics that help improve the condition of your skin. In addition, Tsukemono helps improve gastric and kidney function, has many B vitamins.
- Tsukemono is produced using a traditional recipe passed down from generation to generation. It is important to note that marinating with vinegar, which is popular in Lithuania, is not the healthiest fermentation process that produces probiotics from “lactobacillus bacteria” using salt and water brine. These beneficial bacteria, which are full of Tsukemono, provide a full range of health benefits, ranging from clear skin, strong immune function, and cardiovascular health.
- Pickled vegetables have greater health benefits than green vegetables. In particular, it is possible to obtain B vitamins produced by microorganisms. The proportion of dietary fiber increases with the removal of water, so it can be expected to prevent constipation, improve intestinal health, hyperglycemia, and inhibit the increase in cholesterol.
Ingredients: Daikon radish (50%), corn syrup, sugar, cucumbers (6%), soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), water, salt, eggplant (1.5%), lotus root (1%), ginger (0.5%), Perilla (0.2%), Acidity regulators: E270, E260, E330, Preservatives: E202, sesame (0.05%), Color: E163, E101.