Amanattō

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Amanattō
Peanut Amanatto.jpg
Peanut amanattō
Type Confectionery
Place of origin Japan
Creator Hosoda Yasubei
Main ingredients Azuki or other beans, sugar, sugar syrup
Cookbook:Amanattō  Amanattō

Amanattō (甘納豆?) is a Japanese traditional confectionery that is made of azuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Originally amanattō was 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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