[4. Beverages] Hokkaido Buckwheat Tea - Shibetsu no Yuuhi 3pcs set

Please enjoy the great nature of Hokkaido.

The snow-covered Mt. Teshio, the majestic flow of the Teshio River, more than 3,000 swans flying in every year to rest their wings, and the idyllic scenery of Suffolk sheep grazing in the evening glow. Yasuda Farm, which is one of Japan's leading buckwheat producers, has succeeded in commercializing Hokkaido's own superior variety after three years of experimental cultivation.

【How to eat】

・As a health tea: Put one package of this product in a teapot and add about 300ml of hot water and drink. If you want to make it in a kettle, boil 2 to 3 packets of this product in about 1 liter of hot water.
・As a snack: The product is roasted to be fragrant, so you can eat it as it is.
・Tartary rice: Take out the tea leaves from the tea bag after use, add an appropriate amount of salt and a little more water at a ratio of 10 g to 1 go of rice, and cook.
・For cooking: Use as batter for tempura, ochazuke, okonomiyaki. It is also delicious sprinkled on salads and noodles.

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Tasty and healthy without even knowing it!

Yasuda Farm in Shibetsu City, Hokkaido, one of Japan's most famous buckwheat producing areas where the natural beauty of Hokkaido still lingers, has succeeded in producing a product that is completely free of pesticides after three years of experimental cultivation of Hokkaido's own excellent original variety of Tartary buckwheat, Hokkei No. 1.
After three years of experimental cultivation, they succeeded in producing this product without using any pesticides. It has a great taste and aroma, and is rich in dietary fiber, so it is appreciated for its natural bowel movement, dieting effects, and beautiful skin.
In recent years, the rutin contained in Tartaryboba has been talked about in health magazines and the mass media as being effective in thinning stagnant blood, and the number of people who drink this product is increasing every year by word of mouth.
The city of Shiobetsu, Hokkaido, is home to the snow-covered Mount Teshio at an altitude of 1557.6 meters, the majestic 256-km-long Teshio River where more than 5,000 swans come to rest their wings every year, and the idyllic scenery of Suffolk sheep grazing in the mountains at sunset. The city of Shibetsu, Hokkaido, has the perfect climate for growing Tartary buckwheat, and after three years of trial and error, the specially cultivated Tartary buckwheat tea "Shihbetsu no Yuyo" has been produced without using pesticides.
No additives are used, so it is safe for everyone from small children to the elderly. The secret to the taste of Shibetsu no Yuhiyo lies in the way the buckwheat seeds are roasted. By slowly and carefully rotating the buckwheat seeds over the ceramic wires that run in a spiral pattern inside the roasting pot, the nutrients are sealed into the seeds without causing them to burst, and they gradually expand. (This method is called "pop-roasting.")
The result is "Shibetsu no Yuyo," which is rich in nutrients, has a fragrant aroma, and a mild flavor. In particular, it contains 1,500mg of rutin in 100g (200 times more than Japanese buckwheat noodles), making it a unique product. Of course, you can drink Shiketsu no Yuyo as a daily health tea, but you can also mix it into tempura rolls, yakiniku sauce, udon, ramen, pasta, and other noodles, or sprinkle it on salads and pizza. It is a product that is perfect for those who want to be healthy and delicious without even knowing it.

Please refer to the following for additional information.

❶What is Tartary Soba?
Tartary buckwheat (scientific name: Fagopyrum tataricum) is an annual herb of the buckwheat family. It is milled into flour and noodles, and is used as food like buckwheat noodles. It is also called "bitter buckwheat" because of its unique and strong bitter taste. The name "Dattan" is written in Chinese characters as "Tartary," and refers to the Tatar people, one of the old names for nomadic tribes living in Mongolia. Dattan buckwheat is said to have been named after their favorite food.

❷What are specially grown agricultural products?
→In addition to the above, it is important to note that the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers is not the same as the use of other chemicals.
The number of times the target pesticides are used is 50% or less, and the amount of nitrogen in chemical fertilizers is 50% or less.
The number of times the targeted pesticides are used is 50% or less, and the amount of nitrogen in chemical fertilizers is 50% or less.

❸What can we expect from Tasty Tasty Buckwheat Tea?
→The capillary-strengthening effect of rutin contained in Tartary buckwheat remarkably improves the flow of blood.
The amount of rutin contained in Tartary buckwheat is about 120 times that of ordinary buckwheat.
Studies have shown that rutin is effective in strengthening capillaries, preventing arteriosclerosis, and preventing strokes.
It has also been shown to lower blood pressure. Also, drinking Tartary buckwheat tea improves blood flow.
It has also been confirmed that drinking Tartary buckwheat tea improves blood flow.

❹What are the properties and distribution?
It belongs to the same genus as buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), which is a mainstream plant in Japan, but while buckwheat is a reproductive plant, Dattan buckwheat is a self-pollinating plant. It is resistant to cold and grows relatively well even in climatic conditions where buckwheat does not grow and in areas with harsh soil conditions that are not suitable for agricultural land. Taking advantage of these characteristics, breeding and utilization of the variety are being focused on in Japan, with the aim of improving productivity in cold regions that are not normally suitable for field crops.

❺Where is the first step production area?
The first full-scale cultivation in Japan is said to have started around 1985 in Karume-cho, Iwate Prefecture, from 16 seeds brought by a professor of Iwate University. In 2011, the total area under cultivation was about 325 hectares nationwide, of which more than 250 hectares were in Hokkaido, making it the center of production. In addition, the high content of the functional substance rutin has attracted attention, and with the increase in consumption of Dattan-soba tea and other products, the area under cultivation is also increasing due to domestic demand.

➏What are the ingredients?
The shape of the seeds is different from buckwheat, and mold tends to form from the hollows on the surface, so the seeds need to be managed with low moisture or consumed early. In addition, it has been pointed out that when Dattan buckwheat is mixed with buckwheat, the quality of buckwheat products deteriorates due to differences in appearance and taste, and it is desired to establish standards to deal with the mixing. There is little difference in the composition of the seeds and buckwheat, but the rutin content is 50 to 100 times higher than buckwheat. Rutin, a type of flavonoid, has a capillary-strengthening effect and is a functional ingredient that is believed to be related to lowering blood pressure. However, rutin-degrading enzymes are also abundant in Dattan buckwheat seedlings, and when water is added to the powder, it rapidly decomposes to form quercetin, a bitter component. Because of this unique bitterness, it is also called nigasoba. Quercetin is said to be the most mutagenic of all flavonoids according to Ames test, but rutin before decomposition into quercetin is not mutagenic. Like buckwheat, the berries are used as raw materials for Dattan buckwheat tea and noodles, which are health foods rich in rutin. Dried and fresh noodles made from Dattan buckwheat flour, in which the rutin-degrading enzyme has not been inactivated, contain almost no rutin. In order to obtain rutin from noodles, it is necessary to use buckwheat flour with inactivated rutinase. Research has focused on the functionality of quercetin produced by hydrolysis, and there is a movement to actively evaluate quercetin rather than rutin.

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■ Product name: Hokkaido Tartary Buckwheat Tea: Shibetsu no Yuuhi 3 pieces
■ Contents: (5g x 18 pieces/bag) x 3pcs set
■ Size: 225 mm (H) x 130 mm (W) x 38 mm (D)
■ Weight: 100g
■ Nutritional information (per 100g)
Energy 393Kcal, Protein 10.2g, Fat 2.5g, Carbohydrate 82.5g, Sodium
1.1mg, Rutin 1500mg
■ Manufacturer: Harmony Sapporo Co.
■ Country of origin: Hokkaido, Japan

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