Tuesday, June 19, 2018


kompeito - www.healthnote25.com

Kompeito ( , 米糖, , ?) Is a traditional Japanese candy shaped like a colorful star and tastes just sweet. A candy bar is generally between 5-10 millimeters in diameter. The name "kompeito" comes from the Portuguese, confeito which means sweets.

Kompeito together with castella and aruheitō candy were introduced in Japan around 1550 by merchants from Portugal. At that time, the Japanese did not know how to purify sugar. Making it that requires sugar in large quantities make kompeito had become a luxury food and rare. In 1569, Portuguese missionaries Luís Fróis, among others, presented compeito to Oda Nobunaga while trying to get permission to do missionary work in Japan.