Sample Okinawan cuisine in the heart of Japan's 'Blue Zone' – where the locals are some of the longest-living people on the planet – and discover the Okinawan phrase of 'nuchigusui' – the healing power of food.
Overflowing with colourful foods promising great taste and good health, this tropical archipelago's fresh fruit, tropical seafood and local herbs and spices are all said to contribute to the islanders' famous longevity. Here, miracle foods include benino purple sweet potato, turmeric tea, and shikuwasa juice – a favourite local superfood growing abundant in the area.
For travellers looking to sample Okinawa's freshest miracle food, a trip to the northern village of Ogmi offers the chance to eat at Emi no Mise, where lucky guests can order the specially made 'longevity lunch' of locally grown seasonal vegetables and experience 'nuchigusui' first-hand.
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