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Nambu Tekki Iron Cucumber

Nambu Tekki Iron Cucumber

Regular price $ 16.00 USD
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Nambu ironware (called Nambu tekki in Japanese) is a style of traditional iron metalwork originating in Iwate prefecture during the Edo period. The Nambu Tekki Iron Cucumber made from cast iron is a nifty kitchen tool that helps vegetables retain their vibrant colors and also adds easily absorbable iron to your foods.

What we love about it:

  • Adds some easily absorbable iron to water, rice, soups and stews. Just add to the kettle or pot when cooking. (Note that this tool is not meant to cure iron deficiencies).
  • Helps maintain a vibrant purple color when simmering/boiling eggplants. Also effective when added to “nukazuke” fermented vegetables.
  • Creates a depth and luster to black beans for Japanese style sweet “kuromame”
  • Helps flowers last longer when added to the vase.
  • Helps remove sand from clams when added to the soaking water.
  • Reusable!
  • Does not impart flavor to water or foods.

Details and care:

  • Wash before use.
  • To prevent rusting, wipe and dry well after each use. Store in a dry place.
  • If rust forms, scrub to remove.
  • Hand wash only. Do not microwave.
  • Dimensions: 9 x 2cm
  • Material: Cast iron
  • Made in Japan

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