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 Fucoidan

Fucoidan

Fucoidan is a slippery substance contained in seaweeds such as mozuku, kelp, and brown seaweed. In recent years it has been established that fucoidan is good for our bodies and has gained popularity as a functional product ingredient. Compared to other varieties of seaweed, the Okinawa mozuku that is used at Kanehide Bio has an especially high content of fucoidan.

 Turmeric

Turmeric

Ukon (turmeric) is from the ginger family and grows in tropical areas of Asia. Varieties include Spring, Autumn,and Purple. Essential oils are characteristic of Spring and Purple turmeric while Autumn turmeric has high concentrations of curcumin. We use all the Turmeric under the pesticide-free.

 Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Noni is grown in Okinawa prefecture of Japan. It is well known for phytochemicals useful to the human body such as Scopoletin.

 Chomeisou

Chomeisou

Chomeisou is a member of the Apiaceae family and grows wild on Yonaguni Island, the southernmost island in Japan. The plant grows on the wave battered, sun drenched, salt air smothered cliffs of the island. The hardiness of the plant to survive such a harsh environment is astounding and it has long been a favorite of people as longevity food. It contains polyphenols such as Chlorogenic acid, GABA, Calcium, Dietary fiber.We are using Chomeisou, cultivated in the field of contracted farmers under the pesticide- free (N.D. of 407 items in Japanese standard) in Yonaguni Island.

  •  Shikwasa (Hirami Lemon)

    Shikwasa (Hirami Lemon)

    Shikawasa is a citrus fruit of the mandarin family that grows wild in the countryside of Okinawa. It grows over an area from Amami Ojima to Taiwan. Shikwasa contains such ingredients as vitamin C, vitamin B1, carotene, and nobiletin. In recent years, various activities of nobiletin have been elucidated.

  •  Kumisukuchin (Herb)

    Kumisukuchin (Herb)

    Kumisukuchin is a perennial of the mint family that is native to Southeast Asia. The shape of the plants stamen resembles a cat’s whiskers and it is called ‘cat’s whiskers’. Along with turmeric, guava, and mugwort, kumisukuchin is representative of the native plants in Okinawa and in recent years it has been discovered that the plant contains the polyphenol, rosmarinic acid.

  •  Baben-sou (Verbena: Herb)

    Baben-sou (Verbena: Herb)

    Verbena (Vervain) is one of a number of herbs that grow wild in Okinawa prefecture. It is a perennial that is native to Europe, North Africa, China, and Japan. It is widely distributed from Kyushu to the Nansei Islands (Yaeyama, Miyako Island) and is called ‘Sensurugusa’ in mainland of Okinawa. It has long been used as a tea and for its cosmetic and health properties.

  •  Moromi Vinegar

    Moromi Vinegar

    Moromi vinegar is made from the ‘Moromi’ that is compressed and filtered, is a byproduct after the production of Okinawa’s traditional alcohol ‘Awamori’. Moromi vinegar contains citric acid, amino acid, vitamins, and minerals.

  •  Goya (Bitter melon)

    Goya (Bitter melon)

    Goya (Bitter melon) is a cucurbitaceous vegetable that grows on a vine. Goya contains a number of ingredients including Vitamin C and in recent years the conjugated linoleic acid in the seeds has garnered attention.

  •  Guava (leaves)

    Guava (leaves)

    Guava is a small deciduous tree of the myrtaceae family that is native to the tropical America and Southeast Asia. It is known as ‘banjirou’ in Japan. The guava is both eaten as a fruit and used to make juice. The leaves of the tree are used to make tea. In recent years the activities of the guava polyphenol in guava tea have been clarified.