There are a few major crops homegrown in Japan such as rice, fruits and vegetables. Japanese crops are famous among other countries because of their careful handling to ensure the finest quality is presented. It would be worth nothing if the freshness of the crops is not preserved. Besides, environmentally friendly agriculture has become a norm in Japan, consumers are hardheaded their attitude towards food safety. It rests assured that food selling to the consumers has passed the quality test and it is safe and fresh to consume at its finest quality.

The Japanese Rice

Rice (米, kome) is Japan’s most important crop and has been cultivated across the country for over 2000 years. It is the primary staple food of the Japanese diet and of such fundamental importance to the Japanese culture that it was once used as currency, and the word for cooked rice (gohan) has become synonymous with the general meaning of “meal”.
 
A bowl of cooked rice is a central part of traditional Japanese meals, but the grain is also processed into several different types of products including alcohol, vinegar, and flour. The following are some common rice products can be found across the country.
 
With their strong faith that “environmentally friendly products bring beauty and health”, Tsuno Food Industrial Co., Ltd. have developed our business to make full use of rice bran that is the extracted essence from rice and a precious food resource in Japan.

Align with their founder’s efforts in “Contribute to society through a stable food supply” they are now proudly present detailed studies and technologies of the extracts and various bioactive components from rice bran in a wide range of products, as food, medicines, and cosmetics to eyes world.

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Japanese King of Fruits: Crown Melon

The melon has the beauty of artistic form, a fragrance with the scent of musk, plenty of juice, mellow taste, and smooth texture, which is the high-grade melon cultivated in Fukuroi city of Shizuoka prefecture, called “Shizuoka Crown Melon”. “Shizuoka Crown Melon” is cultivated with sophisticated techniques of growers and grown absolutely in greenhouses. In other words, the ultimate taste of “Shizuoka Crown Melon”, which was born by outstanding virtuosity of professionals have been taken over from generation to generation.
 
The melon has been presented to the Japanese royal family for a long time and recognized as an elegant and prestigious fruit in Japan. Many VIPs also love Crown Melon. When the queen of the United Kingdom came to Japan and ate Crown Melon, and got words of praise.

During the Taisho Period, “Earl-Feboritto (Earl’s favourites)” cultivar was imported from the United Kingdom. In addition to this unique cultivar, the current Crown Melon was born by a long time trial and error of the predecessors. In the Shizuoka prefecture of the Enshu region, the cultivation of melons had spread rapidly to ride the wave of high economic growth.

Bonus Tip:

Push the bottom of the melon gently and if you feel slightly soft, then it has ripened well and the best time to eat it. Melons start ripening only after harvesting. Ripening speed varies individually depending on the external conditions like temperature. Melons taste even better if they are cooled in a refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before served.

You can now bring this crown jewel back home, easy as clicking. Visit Shizuoka crown melon e-store for more information.