1st 100% Organic Forest-Grown Shiitake mushroom by SUGIMOTO Shiitake at the Natural Products Expo West 2020
Miyazaki, Japan (February 24, 2020) SUGIMOTO Shiitake is excited to exhibit our products at the Natural Products Expo West 2020, Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7, in Anaheim, CA. SUGIMOTO Shiitake will showcase its Organic Forest-grown Japanese Shiitake mushroom in Arena: Natural & Specialty Foods BOOTH 106(*Click here).
Rave Reviews at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show
"Forest-grown Shiitake, from sweet sap oak trees in Japan, these were insanely good & the texture was perfection. You won't believe these were previously dried!" by Instagram @chelseapearl.
"Shiitake Mushrooms naturally cultivated outdoors on special sweet sap oak logs. Grown by local farmers on Kyushu, a Southern island of Japan." by the SFA Trendspotter Panel, on their official selections for Winter Show trends.
Our Forest-Grown dried Shiitake mushroom is cultivated locally by 600+ traceability managed growers. The growers use a 1,000-year-old Japanese approach to grow sustainable Sweet Sap Oak Tree logs that are recognized in Japan as producing the best-tasting and textured Shiitake.
Cultivation video(*click here)
Tradition + Innovation
Our Shiitake is perhaps the only Kosher certified Shiitake that are 100% Forest-Grown. We use a far-infrared drying approach, which minimizes moisture to less than 9% (others are 12%+) to preserve a premium taste and quality. Our Shiitake has the most natural Vitamin D, 9680 IU/100g. More info(*click here)
Very Vegan-Friendly: why?
1) Nature's Umami Bomb (The 3rd Umami)
Shiitake makes vegan foods more delicious. The drying process breaks the Shiitake's cell membrane, and the rehydrating produces Guanylate. Guanylate is a not well known 3rd Umami, which boosts the Umami taste of foods.
More info (*click here)
2) The most abundant Vitamin D of plant-based foods,
Shiitake mushroom is a rare vegan food that has rich vitamin D content. Furthermore, we expose all of our Shiitake under ultraviolet rays, to produce the most vitamin D of all-natural foods. Vitamin D boosts the immune system and helps fight Cold, Flu, and other Viruses.
More info (*click here)
Forest-grown Shiitake is a rare natural food that has a meaty texture. The texture is a critical taste factor, bringing us satisfaction and happiness.
Cooking video 50+ (English/Japanese/Chinese): https://shiitakejapan.com/
COMPANY NAME MEDIA CONTACT:
Tony Sugimoto, CEO, SUGIMOTO Co., Ltd.
Company Profile (*click here)
1000-year-old Japanese Sustainable Cultivation approach produces the best tasting Shiitake.
Cultivation video(*click here)
1) We only use 15-YEAR-OLD SAWTOOTH OAK logs
The best tasting Shiitake grows on 15-year-old sawtooth oak logs that produce the sweetest sap and the most abundant acorns.
2)TWO YEARS FROM SPAWNING TO HARVEST
The organic master spawn is exposed naturally and slowly for two years. Patience directly translates to taste and texture.
3) Two Season only Harvest
Outdoor-grown Shiitake exposed 100% to natural elements can only be harvested in Spring and Autumn. Slow natural absorption of nutrients and moisture produces the best texture and taste.
Our Shiitake dried within half a day of harvesting ensures the best flavor and quality.
4) Not only naturally sustainable but also SUSTAINABLE LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
We use over 600+local developers to support and sustain a local economic and social community. Larger, more enterprises driven companies cannot business justify a slower, more natural, labor-intensive, and sustainable Shiitake growing approach.
5) NEW SEEDLINGS GROW FROM THE CUT TREE STUMPS
After the first spawn which takes 2 years, the logs last about five years before replacing. After five years, the logs are transported to a corner of the "hodaba" (Shiitake cultivation site) as a habitat for rhinoceros beetles, which will turn the wood into dust. The beetles are also appreciated as pets by Japanese children.
In the spring, seedlings will grow from the freshly cut sawtooth oak stumps. The oaks on the mountain will regrow and cut after 15 years to restart the sustainable growing cycle.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly Shiitake Harvesting, Sweet Japanese Oak Log cultivation, and Local Community Development are vital to the success of a great tasting Shiitake and the Sugimoto Shiitake Company.
The Shiitake mushroom used in our -SHIN- Umami Powder are cultivated on
Japanese sweet sap oak. This is purely the best log to use when growing them. It
will give that “Natural” color, flavor, and texture along with the highest Vitamin D
contents, and of course, the 3rd Umami “Guanylate”.
Mix Blend Ingredients
Shiitake mushrooms powder, Tomato powder, Sea salt, Shiitake mushrooms extract, Onion Powder, Yeast extract,
Shiitake mushrooms powder
Nagoya, JAPAN – Globalbrand Inc. is proud to present the UMAMI Powder,
“~SHIN~” series, which delivers UMAMI to your daily life meal, transforming them to a next level flavor.
UMAMI is a savory taste, deep satisfied flavor, origin of Japan and can go with any meals.
Moreover, it is enhanced with other UMAMI. It means that combining our UMAMI Powder; the ~SHIN~ series
(Guanylate), with the other UMAMI ingredients found in numerous different food, such as Glutamate (beans,
tomato, etc.) and Inosinate (meat, fish, etc.), will boost the flavor up to 30 times.
Our UMAMI powder is made from natural cultivated shiitake mushrooms and pesticide-free!
They are cultivated in open wood, using the sweet sap oak which best suits on this cultivation.
In order to select the most suitable Shiitake mushrooms for powdering, the raw material will go through 2
different sorting process. Also, the dried products will be stored in a temperature, and humidity controlled
refrigerator to maintain the best quality and nutrition content.
Our mushrooms are milled and filled at a factory, which has acquired the international food safety system
certification standard “FSSC22000” under the sanitary management in accordance with HACCP.
*The “FSSC22000” certified factory specified by our company
is a food safety standard adopted by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) which is an international union organization.
If you have any questions, comments or would like to meet us,
Please contact Issei “Jack” Nakamura, Issei@globalbrand.co.jp
Issei “Jack” NAKAMURA