Glimpse of Japanese food industry using Edamame beans

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The Japanese culture is known to be strict and rigid when it comes to their laws. Businesses must comply with the standards set by the government and must go beyond it in order to compete with other businesses. More so when the industry is the food industry. Sanitation, ethical production and distributution are just some of the things that a business owner must be aware of.

Luckily, there are raw ingredients used in the Asian and Japanese cuisine that require little production maintainance but has great nutritional value for the consumers. One of which is the Edamame beans.

Edamame beans contain a lot of nutrition

“Interestingly, Edamame beans are often added as toppings in some Japanese dishes. Edamame beans are young soy beans that contains plenty of nutrition. It includes protein, Vitamin C, just to name a few. Maybe, the bland taste of the soy beans makes it easier to be partnered with some Japanese dishes — making it more nutritious.

You can purchase edamame soy beans in your local supermarkets. Some of the brands you can watch out are the following:

1. Nichirei Foods’ Scented edamame (with saltiness)

– Their 250g edamame beans can easily be thawed under running water. Each 250gram pack contains 143 kcal for your energy, 9.7 g of protein, 5.6g of lipid, 13.4g carbohydrate, and 0.5 g of salt.

2. Ajinomoto’s Edamame beans pack

– Their 400g Edamame beans pack can be cooked using the natural thawing method (6 minutes under running water), boiling for 2-3 minutes, and microwaving for about 4 minutes/500W or 3 minutes/600W if 1/2 bags (2 tablespoons water); and about 6 minutes/500W or about 5 minutes/600W if 1 bag (4 tablespoons water). Each pack contains 72 kcal of energy, 5.4 g of protein, 2.7 g of lipid, 6.5 g of carbohydrate, and 0.3 to 0.6 g of salt.

What is great about these two products is that the company that produces these Edamame beans follow the standards set by the government – and to some extent, exceed them because they recognize the complementary importance of sanitation and nutrition with their products. Both companies are already exporting some of their products and they already gained the trust of their consumers. The confidence that their consumers placed on them are evident in the products that they produce.

In order to become one of the most trusted brand in the food indusrty, the food or product that you offer and the business reputation that your company relies to the consumers should be consistent. Otherwise, the first-time consumers would not be loyal customers and already patrons will have a reason to switch brands.