With the cooperation of Yamamoto Shokuhin Co., Ltd, one of few 100% buckwheat noodle manufacturers in Japan, we are proud to announce that 100 % soba noodle is available in organic version today. It is certified organic according to the regulation (EEC) 2092/91 and USDA National Organic Program.
Buckwheat has been eaten in the form of noodle (soba) since the 17th century. It has continued to be one of the staple foods in Japan today. It’s a common practice to eat soba on New Year’s Eve. There are so many different hypotheses of how this practice came into existence. One is metaphorical -saying that eating long and thin noodles will make your life long and and/or eat cut soba to discard all the misfortunes of the year and not to carry over them to the following year…
Soba is considered to be Super Food. There are many minerals and vitamins found in soba. Among them, the most talked about nutrients is rutin. Rutin is a type of polipheno, also known as citrus flavonoid glycoside. For humans, rutin attaches to the iron ion Fe2+, preventing it from binding to hydrogen peroxide, which would otherwise create a highly reactive free-radical that may damage cells.
The list of Soba comsumption benefits includes:
1) It is an antioxidant that plays a role in inhibiting some cancers.
2) It strengthens the capillaries, and, therefore, can reduce the symptoms of haemophilia.
3) Rutin, as ferulic acid, can reduce the cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.
Now you can understand what health benefits soba can offer to you!
Now, here’s a little anecdote. It may be a little culture shock to hear, but in Japan nobody is quiet when eating soba. We actually make a big slurping noise. It is not considered to be rude but rather unconscious cultural behavior everyone practices. According to the recent news report slurping noise is actually a sensory experience enhancing the whole noodle eating experience. And not to mention, distinct aroma of 100 % buckwheat will also make your soba noodle eating experience something special. Therefore, don’t be shy about making big slurping noises with our organic 100% soba!