Besides the gluten-free products, our clean-eaters can look forward to some healthier Japanese choices this weekend. Health and wellness take centrestage this weekend, and they’ve got a line of products waiting to enter your bellies. The organizers of this event have made sure that healthier preferences are respected. Here are some of the products that participants of health and wellness can look forward to.

1. Wheat Natto Mini3

Exhibitor: Kanasago Foods Co Ltd

Booth: C02

How can we forget natto? Check out our recent article “8 Healthy Ingredients in Japanese Cooking” to find out more about natto’s nutritional and health benefits. For those of you are craving for natto, make sure you don’t miss this event.


2. Soybean Dietary Fiber Konjac

Exhibitor: Kozawa Foods Company

Booth: C02

In our recent article, “8 Healthy Ingredients in Japanese Cooking“, we have also documented the nutritional and health benefits of konnyaku. Check that out. A quick recap: Konnyaku contains ZERO calories and is absolutely healthy. You could consume konnyaku on a daily basis and you won’t put on a pound……but you might get sick of it if you eat too much.

The unique factor in this product is that it is rich in dietary fiber and efficient for detoxification. This is a product worth investigating.


3. Veggie Tofu Nuggets/Edamame

Exhibitor: Habutae Tofu Co Ltd

Booth: E01

Tofu nuggets? Yea you read that right. This a great choice for our vegan and vegetarian pals. These nuggets contain no MSG, are made from non-GMO ingredients, and they are absolutely gluten-free. You can steam this fufu or simmer it in dashi for your loved ones. It is very easy to cook and delicious too. Here is the plus point: It has edamame (beans – Those appetizers who snack on at Japanese restaurants).

Here are some nutritional facts about Edamame. 100g of Edamame contain:

  • 122 calories
  • 5g of fat (0.6g saturated, 2.2g polysaturated, 1.3g unsaturated)
  • 6mg of sodium
  • 436 mg of potassium
  • 10g of carbs
  • 5g of dietary fiber
  • 2.2g of sugar
  • 11g of protein
  • Vitamins: C (10%), B-6 (5%)
  • Iron: 12%
  • Magnesium: 16%
  • Calcium: 6%

What are the benefits of consuming edamame?

  • Better Skin Care
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Healthier Bones
  • Healthier Lungs
  • Better Weight Management
  • Improves Digestion


Mark your calendar and head on down to FOOD JAPAN 2017, happening from 26 to 28 October (Thu-Fri from 1030am-530pm; Saturday from 1130am to 430pm)

Don’t say we bo jio! Laugh out Loud guys!