Benefits of Kanpyo

Benefits of Kanpyo and Nutrition Facts

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What is Kanpyo? This is food derived from pumpkin meat which is sliced ​​thinly and dried. The gourd is vine-like cassava with the growth of up to 20 meters but has fruits weighing up to 6 or even 7 kg. The gourd was originally from Japan, the Osaka region. So, Kanpyo is a typical food in Japan even since the Edo period, Kanpyo has become an extraordinary and valuable food in Japanese life. Pumpkin enters its harvest in July to September. So, in its history, pumpkins are very interesting to watch, because Kanpyo is interesting and valuable food in their lives.

Kanpyo became an addition and complement to Japanese cuisine in the Edo period, it was used in “sushi Futomaki” with rolls. The way to cut pumpkin meat is also a rule, it is cut to 3 mm thick with a width of 3 mm, then dried in the sun. It tastes very delicious and is muted by many culinary connoisseurs, so it is only natural that Kanpyo is often in every Japanese dish. In the dish, Kanpyo is flavored with sugar, dashi, mirin, and several other ingredients in enjoying sushi. Below we see the history!

Kanpyo History

In the second year of the Shotoku era, exactly 280 years ago, Tadahide Torii feudal was the owner of a vast land in Omi province. Then he left Manakuchi and went to Mibu and asked to send Kampyo seeds to Mibu. So this is where Kanpyo came from in Japan.

In its history, there is another version that says about this but this information is not very accurate. Kanpyo is cultivated in the Kanpyo factory area located in the southern part of Tochigi prefecture. This is Japan’s most abundant Kanpyo region.

Nutritional Value of Kanpyo, (Dried Gourd Strips)

Serving Size: 0.5 cup, 27 g
Calories 70 Kcal. Calories from Fat 1.35 Kcal.

ProximityAmount% DV
Water5.39 gN/D
Energy70 KcalN/D
Energy291 kJN/D
Protein2.32 g4.64%
Total Fat (lipid)0.15 g0.43%
Ash1.58 gN/D
Carbohydrate17.56 g13.51%
Total Dietary Fiber2.6 g6.84%

Kanpyo Minerals Value

MineralsAmount% DV
Calcium, Ca76 mg7.60%
Iron, Fe1.38 mg17.25%
Magnesium, Mg34 mg8.10%
Phosphorus, P51 mg7.29%
Potassium, K427 mg9.09%
Sodium, Na4 mg0.27%
Zinc, Zn1.58 mg14.36%
Copper, Cu0.117 mg13.00%
Manganese, Mn0.307 mg13.35%
Selenium, Se0.7 µg1.27%

Kanpyo Vitamins Value

VitaminsAmount% DV
Water-soluble Vitamins
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.012 mg0.92%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.783 mg4.89%
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)0.689 mg13.78%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)0.144 mg11.08%
Vitamin B9 (Folate)16 µg4.00%
Folate, food16 µgN/D
Folate, DEF16 µgN/D
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)0.1 mg0.11%

Kanpyo Lipids Value

LipidsAmount% DV
Fatty acids, total saturated0.012 gN/D
Palmitic acid 16:00 (Hexadecanoic acid)0.009 gN/D
Stearic acid 18:00 (Octadecanoic acid)0.004 gN/D
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0.028 gN/D
Oleic acid 18:1 (octadecenoic acid)0.028 gN/D
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0.066 gN/D
Linoleic acid 18:2 (octadecadienoic acid)0.066 gN/D

*Above mentioned Percent Daily Values (%DVs) are based on 2,000 calorie diet intake. Daily values (DVs) may be different depending upon your daily calorie needs. Mentioned values are recommended by a U.S. Department of Agriculture. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average age of 19 to 50 years and weigh 194 lbs.

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