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Regional Specialties

 

Poor man's ginseng – the Greater Burdock

  • The Greater Burdock or nioubang (Arctium lappa) is known as the poor man's ginseng, and is rich in inulin, calcium, iron, micro-vitamins, and micronutrients. It is highly nutritious and has been regarded as the epitome of nutrition by the Japanese.
  • Land in Jiangjyun District is quite sandy, but this gives rise to top quality burdock roots. The harvested produce is destined for export and has been processed to create burdock tea, wine, floss, and various other products.
  • The Farmer's Association in Jiangjyun District is working hard to promote this crop. Most of the greater burdocks in Taiwan are grown in this district.​​
  • Jiangjyun District Farmer's Association
    • ​Telephone: 06-7942201
    • Address: No. 189 Zhongxing Li, Jiangjyun District, Tainan City

 


Wuyuzi (karasumi)

  • Wuyuzih is also known as mullet gold, and is made using roe-filled ovaries of the female mullet. These are rinsed, cleaned, and processed to give the final product.
  • Sources of the mullets: Ocean fishing, fish farming, and imported mullets.
  • Jiangjyun District boasts top quality wuyuzih at affordable prices. Most of the wuyuzih are produced at Mashagou and Cingkunshen, and have attracted numerous returning connoisseurs.
  • Changping Product Sales Section
    • ​Telephone: 06-7930197
    • Address: No. 132-20 Changsha Li, Jiangjyun District, Tainan City
  • ​Hongying Shop
    • ​Telephone: 06-7920991
    • Address: No. 6-8 Kunming Li, Jiangjyun District, Tainan City
  • ​Kunshen Ice Maker and Cold Storage
    • ​Telephone: 06-7920653
    • Address: No. 50-4 Kunshen Li, Jiangjyun District, Tainan City
  • Chen Hong-long​
    • ​Telephone: 06-7920297
    • Address: No. 247 Kunshen Li, Jiangjyun District, Tainan City

 

Carrots

  • The carrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) may be red or orange. Carrots were introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese during Japanese occupation. The soil and climate of Jiangjyun District is particularly conducive to its growth, allowing it to take lead in the Taiwan market in terms of the yield and quality produced. Carrots have a growing season of 120 days and are one of the major crops of Jiangjyun. Varieties include Siangyang, Syuyang, Hongying, Bantian, Hongye, and so on, with Syuyang and Siangyang being the leading varieties. There is another variety called the Kuroda Carrot with dark brown coloration and a sweet flavor but cannot be stored for long. Only a few farmers grow this variety for their own consumption.
  • Carrots are rich in β-carotenoids, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C, potassium, magnesium, and fibers, and minerals. It is capable of preventing bad cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins, or LDL) within the arteries from oxidation to form thrombus that may go on to cause arteriosclerosis. Carrots also help repair cellular membranes, improve constipation, strengthen vision, improve anaemia, mitigate skin and respiratory tract allergies, and improve immune functions. Given its high nutritional values, the Japanese have given it an equal ranking as ginseng.
  • Jiangjyun District Farmer's Association​​​​
    • ​Telephone: 06-7942201
    • Address: No. 189 Zhongxing Li, Jiangjyun District, Tainan City

 

Capital of cotton blankets

  • The Lingzihliao settlement of Jiangjyun District is famous for being the capital of cotton blankets. For the past one hundred years, handmade cotton blankets from this settlement were famed throughout Taiwan. Every household in Lingzihliao worked industriously to beat down and craft the blankets that helped to keep Taiwan warm at night. Blanket exports also helped to enrich the country's coffers as well. A vast majority of the actual owners or co-owners of the blanket manufacturers are local residents. In 1991, the younger generation introduced blanket-manufacturing machinery, gradually replacing the ageing traditional artisans and ceasing the use of the traditional techniques. Traditional tools such as bows, back hooks, bow hammers, bamboo strips for guiding the fibers, bamboo filters, and pressing wheels have now been stashed away. The clear and crisp sound of hand-beating of the blankets have now become a piece of childhood memory, giving way to mechanical developments and automation, while natural cotton used to create the blankets are now replaced by artificial fibers.  
  • Dafeng Cotton Factory
    • ​Telephone: 06-7942160
    • Address: No 92-2 Liren Alley, Renhe Li, Jiangjyun District
  • ​Jianxing Cotton Manufactury
    • ​Telephone: 06-7942220
    • Address: No. 102 Lingbao, Baoyuan Li, Jiangjyun District
  • ​Pretty Healthy Enterprise CO., LTD.
    • ​​Telephone: 06-7943333
    • Address: No. 70, Linghe Li, Jiangjyun District
  • ​Xingnan Cotton Manufactury
    • Telephone: 06-7942126
    • Address: No. 90, Linghe Li, Jiangjyun District
  • ​Jiancheng Cotton Manufactury
    • Telephone: 06-7942177
    • Address: No. 83-2, Linghe Linghe Li, Jiangjyun District
  • ​Jin I Industrial CO.
    • ​Telephone: 06-7940669
    • Address: No. 69-1 Changping, Jiachang Li, Jiangjyun District