Lily bulb

 

In season between November and February, lily bulbs are quite literally the bulbs of lilies. Their delicate flavor that is both sweet and bitter, as well as their fluffy mouthfeel, are characteristic. For consumption, mainly tiger lily bulbs and small tiger lily bulbs are used. In Japan, lily bulbs have been cultivated since the mid Edo era.

Nutrition

Although mainly composed of starch, these fleshy, underground bulbs are also abundant in proteins. Lily bulbs are also said to have a health-boosting effect.

Connoisseur selection / storage

Select plump bulbs that are free of damage and dark spots. Lily bulbs that are moistened are more susceptible to rotting. Wrap in plastic and store in a refrigerator.

Cooking Tips

Lily bulbs are especially recommended for use in simmered dishes and savory egg custards.

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