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Kids Spotlight: Kabuto Kids Noodles

 

 

Say hello to our new Kabuto Kids range.

Kids love noodles and we’ve created something that is based on the best bits of Asia but without some of the spice and hotness often associated with Asian food. Perfect for smaller taste buds!

 

Natural ingredients

We wanted to create noodles that only have natural ingredients in it, absolutely nothing else. No additives, preservatives or flavour enhancers.

 

Fun & Tasty

Our kids pots contain short noodles to make it easier to eat.

Quick & simple to make. Like all our noodles just add boiling water and give it a good stir. Ready in just a few minutes.

 

 

About Kabuto Noodles

After travelling round Asia in his twenties, Crispin, our Samurai Master, fell in love with the Asian way of life and their food; particularly the amazing flavours! After getting back from his travels he tried various jobs but didn’t find anything that truly inspired him. When he got into his thirties he decided that what he really wanted to do was start his own business. After a couple of impressive failures there was one thing that he kept coming back to: his passion for all those exciting recipes and great flavours he had enjoyed on his travels round Asia.

After throwing around an idea with some friends on a camping trip, he realised that there might be an opportunity for a new type of instant noodle. One that had the same flavours he had tasted on his travels around Asia but wasn’t packed full of nasty stuff like additives and preservatives. So, Crispin took the brave step, quit his day job and put all his energies into trying to create the UK’s best instant noodles, using inspiration from all the great flavours he’d found on his travels around Asia. Read More

 

 

Company: Kabuto Noodles
Brand: Kabuto Noodles
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: Noodles
Packaging: 140g
Claims: Natural Ingredients. No additives, preservatives or flavour enhancers.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Stockists
Websitewww.kabutonoodles.com

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: ITO EN TEAS’ TEA ICE-STEEPED COLD BREW PURE & SMOOTH green tea

 

 

PURE & SMOOTH green tea

We use an authentic Japanese cold brew recipe to bring you the smoothest, most delicate tea. Steeping our whole leaves in ice draws out a cleaner flavor and the naturally mellow sweetness of the tea.

  • Ice-steeped using only premium, whole leaf teas.
  • Ethically sourced teas from sustainable tea farms.
  • Powerful tea antioxidants to neutralize free radicals and promote heart health.

 

INGREDIENTS: PURIFIED WATER, BREWED ORGANIC GREEN TEA, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C).

 

 

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About ITO EN

ITO EN (North America) INC. was founded in May 2001 with the mission of introducing ITO EN's line of green tea products and establishing a green tea culture and interest in the United States and beyond.

In 2002, the Teas' Tea line of natural, unsweetened bottled tea was launched. The product line functions as the centerpiece of ITO EN (North America) Inc. for it upholds ITO EN's principles of Natural, Safe, Healthy, Well-Designed, and Delicious. The product was first introduced through wholesale distribution in New York City and the Tri-State area.

The breadth of ITO EN (North America) Inc. is increasing through the development of new beverage and loose leaf tea products, the expansion of its distribution network to a national level, and the growth of its ecommerce operations. With the attention of industry, the media, and the public, ITO EN (North America) Inc. is well on its way to making green tea a true part of the new American culture.

 

 

Company: ITO EN
Brand: TEAS' TEA
Slogan: Only The Purest Tea
Origin: Japan / USA
Category: Green Tea
Packaging: 16.9 fl oz (500 ml)
Claims: Organic. Non GMO. 0 Calories Per Bottle
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitewww.itoen.com

 

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Tea Spotlight: Bootea Matcha Green Tea

 

 

Supercharge your day with Bootea Matcha. Perfect as a tea, or to boost the flavour and nutrient profile of shakes and smoothies. Our Matcha green tea is 100% ceremonial grade all the way from Japan.

  • 100% Japanese Matcha Green Tea
  • Ceremonial Grade
  • 3 recipes to choose from
  • Rich in polyphenols and catechins
  • 30 servings per jar

Matcha is the purest form of green tea that can be found and is rich in polyphenol compounds and catechins. Bootea Matcha is available in Original 100% pure Matcha or flavoured with Blueberry & Cinnamon powder or Peppermint Greens for added trace minerals from Chlorella.

All our Matcha is stone ground in the traditional way that has been used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies.

 

Ingredients

ORIGINAL
Ingredients: 100% Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder.

BLUEBERRY & CINNAMON
Ingredients: Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder (60%), Cinnamon Powder (20%), Natural Flavouring.

PEPPERMINT GREENS
Ingredients: Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder (60%), Peppermint Powder (25%), Chlorella Powder (15%).

 

 

About Bootea

We are a passionate health & weight loss company that strives to promote an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle. By assisting customers with their overall health and wellbeing, we have managed to ship to over 1 million customers in just under 3 years.

We believe being healthy is a lifestyle choice. Maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle whilst upholding a busy routine can be difficult and that’s where we can help. Read More

 

 

Company: Bootea
Brand: Bootea
Slogan: Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: Green Tea
Packaging: 1.1oz (30g) - 30 servings
Claims: 100% natural flavourings. No artificial colours or preservatives
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: £21.99 GBP
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitewww.bootea.com

 

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Food Spotlight: “CHI-BA+BERRY”, New Strawberry Variety Developed in Chiba Prefecture, Makes Its Debut

 

 

CHIBA, Japan, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "CHI-BA+BERRY", a new strawberry variety that the Agriculture and Forestry Research Center in Chiba Prefecture has developed, made its debut in January 2017.

Visitors as well as local residents can enjoy picking "CHI-BA+BERRY" at strawberry farms in Chiba Prefecture, beginning in this season.

Traffic accessibility from Narita International Airport to various areas of Chiba Prefecture is good.  Since the climate in Chiba Prefecture is particularly mild among various areas of Japan, it is early spring now in this region and a wide variety of flowers are already in full bloom.

Visit Chiba Prefecture in spring to enjoy "CHI-BA+BERRY".

1. Characteristics of "CHI-BA+BERRY"

  • Big & beautiful
  • Sweet & delicious

2. Picking strawberries in Chiba Prefecture

  • There are about 100 strawberry farms in Chiba Prefecture.
    (About 30 of them have "CHI-BA+BERRY".)
  • The strawberry-picking season is from January to around May.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chi-baberry-new-strawberry-variety-developed-in-chiba-prefecture-makes-its-debut-300391695.html

SOURCE Distribution and Marketing Division, Chiba Prefectural Government

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Suganju – A refreshing vinegar based drink

 

 

Suganju is a delicious and refreshing fermented drink mix with delightful vinegar tartness. Combined with the infused flavors from fresh fruit,herbs & spices, Suganju offers a healthful & delicious alternative to traditional beverages. As a treat, mix with water, sparkling water, teas, smoothies to enhance flavors or your favorite spirits and make your signature cocktails or shrubs!!

 

Simply Made
Suganju uses several ingredients: organic vinegar blend, organic cane sugar, fresh fruits, and herbs. There are no artificial flavors, coloring, or preservatives.

 

Flavors

Pineapple + Mint

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A taste from the tropics, fresh sweet pineapple and a hint of mint. Juicy pineapple brings tropical sweet flavor, and mint adds a refreshing note. Pineapple is good for the immune system. It has an anti-inflammatory property and protects eyesight.

Ingredients:
Organic Vinegar Mix (Organic White Grain Vinegar and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar), Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Mint, Organic Cane Sugar, Moromi Okinawan Malt Vinegar.

 

 

Oregon Mixed Berries

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Everyone loves Oregon berries! Mixed locally sourced blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, and strawberries, provide a nice fruity aroma with slightly piquant finish. These berries are powerful super foods, rich in nutrients such as fiber, Vitamin C, antioxidants, and phytochemicals to promote healthy aging.

Ingredients:
Organic Vinegar Mix (Organic White Grain Vinegar and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar), Oregon Mixed Berries (Blueberry, Blackberry, Marionberry, Strawberry), Organic Cane Sugar, Moromi Okinawan Malt Vinegar.

 

 

Ginger, Lemon + Turmeric

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Ginger and turmeric have been long considered natural medicines. Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It boosts the immune system, and aids in digestion. Turmeric serves as an anti-inflammatory and is also a potent antioxidant. Lemon adds extra Vitamin C and refreshing flavor.

Ingredients:
Organic Vinegar Mix (Organic White Grain Vinegar and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar), Organic Cane Sugar, Ginger, Turmeric, Lemon, Moromi Okinawan Malt

 

 

Shiso + Plum

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Purple Power! Pungent purple shiso and juicy sweet plum create a powerfully refreshing combination. Shiso is a popular herb and widely used in Japanese dishes. It is used to alleviate nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and infection. It boasts a antioxidant property that promotes defense against chronic disease. Plum functions as antioxidant and increases absorption of iron into your body, and is a great source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber.

Ingredients:
Organic Vinegar Mix (Organic White Grain Vinegar and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar), Organic Cane Sugar, Purple Shiso Japanese Basil, Italian Plum, Moromi Okinawan Malt Vinegar, Stevia.

 

 

Grapefruit + Rosemary

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Sweet and tangy grapefruit and refreshing rosemary energize, and relax at the same time. Grapefruit has the powerful nutrient combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, Vitamin C, and choline. All of those help to regulate blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.

Ingredients:
Organic Vinegar Mix (Organic White Grain Vinegar and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar), Citrus Mix (Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lime), Organic Cane Sugar, Fresh Rosemary, Moromi Okinawa Malt Vinegar.

 

 

About the company

Ganju means “strong” in Okinawan word. Okinawa is a small island in Japan and it is known for one of long-lasting life tribes in the world. One of the key factors could be their diet, which is clean, simple and nutrient rich. Learning some secrets of the longevity diet, Suganju was born.
You live a busy modern life, and often times it is difficult to make healthy choices. Suganju
offers an easy solution to start a good habit for your healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Company: Suganju
Brand: Suganju
Slogan: FUEL - DETOX - BALANCE
Origin: Japan
Category: Drink Mix
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Healthful, delecious and refreshing
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Retail Stores
Websitewww.suganju.com

 

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Company Spotlight: Chirpy Tea – Matcha Green Tea

 

 

Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder which is known for its powerful anti-oxidant properties. Matcha is made from tea leaves grown in the shade which slows growth and stimulates an increase in chlorophyll levels. Not just any green tea leaves will do, only the finest tea buds are hand picked to make matcha green tea. Furthermore, these chosen tea leaves are sorted by quality to produce different grades of matcha tea. The youngest leaves from the top of the tea bush make the best tea which can be classed as ceremonial grade matcha. This tea is held in high regard by matcha drinkers and has a certain sweetness which is not present in lower grade matcha green teas. The lower grade matcha (culinary grade matcha) is an excellent ingredient for baking cakes, making smoothies, or mixing with other flavours.

Matcha has achieved worldwide fame as a superfood for its numerous health benefits. Benefits of drinking matcha green tea include:

- High in naturally occurring anti-oxidants which are said to combat ageing and risk of chronic disease
- Boosts metabolism and increases calorie consumption (whilst being virtually calorie free)
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Aids relaxation and enhances calm
- Provides a steady energy release with the jitters of other caffeine sources such as coffee
- Source of vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium

The price of matcha tea varies with the quality. Poor quality teas may be cheap but exhibit a bitter taste and can be unpleasant to drink. The finest quality matcha green tea is known to originate from Japan where the process of producing matcha tea has barely changed over hundreds of years.

 

 

 

About Chirpy Tea

Founded in 2016, Chirpy Tea is dedicated to providing high quality organic teas to the UK and abroad. With more and more people realising the benefits of a healthy lifestyle there has never been a better time to incorporate Chirpy Tea into your daily life. We only select the finest teas and our free 'try before you buy' service* aims to guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.

 

 

 

Company: Chirpy Tea
Brand: Chirpy Tea
Slogan: Authentic Japanese Matcha Tea
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: Green Tea
Claims: 100% natural matcha tea. High in anti-oxidants. Helps lower cholesterol
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitewww.chirpytea.com

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Ginger

 

 

Clearspring’s Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Ginger is a paste which can be added to numerous dishes to enhance their overall Umami flavour. Think of it as a natural flavouring, which will enhance the taste of any dish.

Traditionally made by adding a Koji culture to rice and leaving it to naturally ferment, the Umami is then mixed with soya sauce and ginger to create this incredibly moreish and versatile condiment.

 

Ingredients: Soya sauce* (47%) (water, soya beans*, wheat*, sea salt), cultured rice* (27%) (rice*, koji [0.001%]), water, ginger* (3%).
*Organically grown

 

What is koji culture?

Koji is cooked rice and/or soya beans that have been inoculated with a fermentation culture, Aspergillus oryzae. Koji, spores are mixed into steamed rice (wheat and soybeans are also used, depending on the purpose), then allowed to mature for a period of time in a warm environment, about 50 degrees Celsius. The koji turns the starch in the rice into sugar (a process called saccharification) and releases a variety of fatty acids and amino acids including glutamate, the basis of umami. Koji is the secret behind most Japanese cooking and is used to make soya sauce, miso, mirin and sake. It has been designated as the National Fungus of Japan due to its importance in Japanese food culture.

 

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About Clearspring

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Read More

 

 

Company: Clearspring Ltd
Brand: Clearspring
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: condiment
Packaging: 150g
Claims: Organic. Vegan
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: £4.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.clearspring.co.uk

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Chilli

 

 

Clearspring’s Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Chilli is a paste which can be added to numerous dishes to enhance their overall Umami flavour. Think of it as a natural flavouring, which will enhance the taste of any dish.

Traditionally made by adding a Koji culture to rice and leaving it to naturally ferment, the Umami is then mixed with soya sauce and chilli to create this incredibly moreish and versatile condiment.

 

Ingredients: Soya sauce* (47%) (water, soya beans*, wheat*, sea salt), cultured rice* (28%) (rice*, koji [0.001%]) , water, chilli pepper* (0.7%).
*Organically grown

 

What is koji culture?

Koji is cooked rice and/or soya beans that have been inoculated with a fermentation culture, Aspergillus oryzae. Koji, spores are mixed into steamed rice (wheat and soybeans are also used, depending on the purpose), then allowed to mature for a period of time in a warm environment, about 50 degrees Celsius. The koji turns the starch in the rice into sugar (a process called saccharification) and releases a variety of fatty acids and amino acids including glutamate, the basis of umami. Koji is the secret behind most Japanese cooking and is used to make soya sauce, miso, mirin and sake. It has been designated as the National Fungus of Japan due to its importance in Japanese food culture.

 

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About Clearspring

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Read More

 

 

Company: Clearspring Ltd
Brand: Clearspring
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: condiment
Packaging: 150g
Claims: Organic. Vegan
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: £4.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.clearspring.co.uk

 

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Drink Spotlight: ITO EN Teas’ Tea Organic Lightly Sweet Peach Ginger Black Tea

 

 

TEAS' TEA Organic Lightly Sweet Peach Ginger Black Tea has just the right amount of fruit and spice. Lightly sweetened with only 20g of sugar per bottle. Ginger's healing properties aid in the digestive system. USDA Organic Certified.

 

- High in antioxidants. Taste the distinction of a beverage alternative that is healthy and designed for an active lifestyle.

- For maximum quality and taste, please consume by the "best by" date printed on the bottle.

- Refrigerate after opening.

- Caffeine Content: Tea contains approximately 1/3 the amount of caffeine found in coffee.

 

Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Black Tea Leaves, Organic Ginger Root, Natural Flavor, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).

 

HEALTH BENEFITS
Naturally rich in antioxidants

 

 

 

About Ito En:

ITO EN (North America) INC. was founded in May 2001 with the mission of introducing ITO EN's line of green tea products and establishing a green tea culture and interest in in the United States and beyond.

In 2002, the Teas' Tea line of natural, unsweetened bottled tea was launched. The product line functions as the centerpiece of ITO EN (North America) Inc. for it upholds ITO EN's principles of Natural, Safe, Healthy, Well-Designed, and Delicious. The product was first introduced through wholesale distribution in New York City and the Tri-State area. Read More

 

 

 

Company: Ito En Inc.
Brand: Ito En
Slogan: Only The Purest Tea
Origin: USA / Japan
Category: Black Tea
Packaging: 16.9 fl oz (12 Bottles/Case)
Claims: High in antioxidants.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $23.50 ( USE CODE: SUMMER )
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: www.itoen.com

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Ito En Limited Edition TEAS’ TEA Shincha

 

 

Every year in Japan, there is great anticipation of Shincha, the long awaited first harvest tea celebrated for its fresh and lively taste. Shincha's fresh tea bud is like no other. These first picked tea leaves of the year are nutrient-rich, the most fresh and virbrant with the flavor of umami - a pleasant, savory taste known as the fifth taste sensation with a subtly, sweet finish .

• 16.9 fl oz (12 Bottles/Case)
• Unsweetened, and zero calories, Shincha provides 520% of daily value of Vitamin C.
• High in antioxidants. Taste the distinction of a beverage alternative that is healthy and designed for an active lifestyle.
• For maximum quality and taste, please consume by the "best by" date printed on the bottle.
• Refrigerate after opening.
• Ingredients: Purified Water, Brewed First Harvest Green Tea Leaves, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).

 

 

 

About Ito En:

ITO EN (North America) INC. was founded in May 2001 with the mission of introducing ITO EN's line of green tea products and establishing a green tea culture and interest in in the United States and beyond.

In 2002, the Teas' Tea line of natural, unsweetened bottled tea was launched. The product line functions as the centerpiece of ITO EN (North America) Inc. for it upholds ITO EN's principles of Natural, Safe, Healthy, Well-Designed, and Delicious. The product was first introduced through wholesale distribution in New York City and the Tri-State area. Read More

 

 

 

Company: Ito En Inc.
Brand: Ito En
Slogan: Only The Purest Tea
Origin: USA / Japan
Category: Green Tea
Packaging: 16.9 fl oz
Claims: 0 calories per bottle, unsweetened, high in antioxidants
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 12 pack for $23.50
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: www.itoen.com

 

 

 

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