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Amanattō (甘納豆) is a Japanese traditional confectionery made of adzuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.[1] It was developed by Hosoda Yasubei during the Bunkyū years (1861–1863) in the Edo period. He opened a wagashi store in Tokyo, which he named for his childhood name: Eitaro. This store continues to operate. [2]

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Peanut amanattō
Place of originJapan
Created byHosoda Yasubei
Main ingredientsAdzuki or other beans, sugar, sugar syrup

Amanattō was originally called amananattō (甘名納糖); the name was abbreviated to amanattō after World War II. The resemblance of the name to the fermented bean dish nattō is coincidental.[citation needed]

In Hokkaidō, amanattō is used in cooking sekihan. For this reason, unlike other areas, the sekihan of Hokkaidō is a little sweet.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Shurtleff, William with Akiko Aoyagi (2013). History of Tofu and Tofu Products (965 CE to 2013). Soyinfo Center. ISBN 1928914551.
  2. ^ "Eitaro Confectionary".