Since it is nutritious but low in calories, it has attracted attention as a health food. City-sponsored cooking workshops are held, and a wide range of Ise sweet potato cuisine can be studied.
When the season arrives, various kinds of grapes,Delaware, Campbell Early and Kyoho, reach their peak. The best time for eating varies with each kind, so you can enjoy grapes throughout summer. Obu's new specialties,like sweet grape jelly paste and grape rice crackers are also delicious. Vineyards open in August every year.
Giant pears weighing 1 to 1.5 kilograms grow in the City of Obu. They are the results of research and development carried out in the city. Harvesting takes place from the end of September to the beginning of October, and their juicy sweetness spreads in your mouth. They are also popular as gifts.
Onions from Obu have the reputation for being large, soft and sweet. They can be enjoyed with any kind of cuisine.
Due to its proximity to Nagoya, Obu is increasing its shipments of cabbages to this big city. Demand is increasing every year because Obu cabbages are always fresh and tasty.