Jerusalem artichoke chips
The power of natto bacteria and Jerusalem artichoke. No-frying and no-oil
We use domestic Jerusalem artichokes grown without pesticides to make these 100% natural chips. Jerusalem artichokes or “kikuimo” are plenty of polyphenols, vitamins, minerals. They also contain high quantities of essential amino acids. Inulin is one of those amino acids, a water-soluble dietary fiber that regulates the intestinal environment. We add Bacillus subtilis (natto bacteria) for enhancing intestinal health benefits.Many people complain that Jerusalem artichoke is challenging to eat. Our freeze-drying process creates a crunchy texture and naturally enhances the flavor. Rehydrate with water if you want to use it as an ingredient for salads or miso soup.
We recommend natto capsules
if you have these thoughts frequently.
- I am worried about my bowel movements
- I am concerned about the results of my medical examination
- I want to increase my consumption of dietary fiber
- I want to reduce sugar and starch
- I quickly get sick with the change of seasons
- I am afraid to stop wearing a face mask
- I am worried about the way I gain weight
Jerusalem artichoke looks like a potato, but it’s is different indeed! Compared with potatoes, it contains low sugar and starch.
Helianthus tuberosus is a perennial plant native to North America, introduced to Japan in the late Edo period. This vegetable is not truly an artichoke but a variety of sunflower with a lumpy, brown-skinned tuber that resembles a ginger root. The white flesh of crispy texture tastes like lotus root, with a scent similar to burdock.Unlike potatoes, it is low in sugar, calories and contains minimum starch, making it suitable for low-calory diets. Top-quality Jerusalem artichokes are scarce because they deplete all nutrients after two years in the same field. This peculiar characteristic forces farmers to use only half of the available farmland.
Jerusalem artichokes are effective for sugar and weight management.
Inulin is a natural compound of burdock, onions, yacon, and other vegetables. Jerusalem artichoke is one of the highest sources of inulin.Inulin is a water-soluble dietary fiber. The human body can’t digest inulin. It travels through the digestive system cleaning it until reaching the large intestine. Once there, it stimulates the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria species.
Probiotics + prebiotics in a single product
We add natto bacteria to the Jerusalem artichoke chips during the drying process. The natto bacteria “Bacillus subtilis” is a probiotic that improves the balance of the digestive system by supporting the growth of good bacteria.Do not worry about having natto’s smell mixed with the chips; the bacteria culture is odorless and tasteless. We assure you will enjoy the earthy and rich flavor of Jerusalem artichoke in every bite!
Selected Jerusalem artichokes
Cultivated without pesticides or chemical fertilizers
Shuhei Narita’s Jerusalem artichoke
Mr. Narita’s plantation is in Nose Town, Osaka Prefecture. It is a beautiful place nestled between picturesque towns, mountains, and rice fields. While working as a television broadcast writer, Mr. Narita became interested in organic farming and trained at Harada’s Farm, a local farm with 30 years of experience in organic agriculture. After completing his learning cycle, he quitted his job and started his plantation.
During his apprenticeship, Mr. Narita learned to cultivate tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuces. However, his challenging spirit pushed him to try Jerusalem artichokes because they are perfect candidates for organic farming.Jerusalem artichokes are bulbs that grow slowly, absorbing everything from the soil. Mr. Narita intuited that chemical-free soil would guarantee a high-quality product of exceptional taste. He was right!
However, the path is not easy. Although Nose Town is a beautiful rural area, the devastation of agricultural land due to aging is a serious problem. Mr. Narita believes that expanding the cultivated area and reducing abandoned land should be a priority. Unfortunately, due to the lack of farmers interested in organic farming, it was impossible to obtain organic JAS certification for the area.
Mr. Narita will continue growing chemical-free vegetables and pursuing the JAS organic certification for his products.
Dry Jerusalem artichoke with natto bacteria
* this product is limited to one bag per order.
Sold out 40g
1 bag 1,296 yen (tax included)
* Free shipping within Japan for orders over 5,400 yen (tax included).
* Usually, orders are delivered within 3 to 7 days after confirmation.
Jerusalem artichoke chips with natto bacteria
|Name||Dried Jerusalem artichoke|
|Raw material name||Jerusalem artichoke (cultivated in Osaka), Bacillus natto.|
|Nutritional information||Energy 73 kcal / protein 4.2 g / fat 0.4 g / carbohydrate 31.5 g / salt equivalent 0.004 g per bag (40 g)|
|Sell by||1 year unopened from manufacture|
- Please check the ingredients list before consumption. Refrain from use if you are allergic to the listed ingredients.
- Consume as soon as possible after opening.