Materials | AGRI's Happy Healthy Tea ~Beauty and Health~

Materialsハーブ原料のご紹介

We offer materials made from herbs in Laos to our valuable customers for the production of health foods and cosmetics.
Their scientific evidences of health benefit are available on inquiry.
Dry herb, fine cut, sterilized powder are available.

Butterfly pea

Butterfly pea Dry herb

Dry herb

Butterfly pea Fine cut

Fine cut

Butterfly pea Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

Extract powder

Extract powder

The name is derived from butterfly-like appearance of the flower with long history of use in Ayurveda.
The indigo blue color is so rare in food, coming from "Ternatin", a very stable anthocyanin. It is believed to enhance memory and prevent damage on brain cell with its strong anti-oxidative ability.
This herb is very common and popular as an ingredient for dye, shampoo and soaps as well in South east Asia and Laos.
You can enjoy magical color change from blue through purple to pink by adding acids like lemon, lime, vinegar. It is not a long time before it bursts into popularity in Japan.

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

It has been a very important and sacred herb in Indian traditional medicine Ayurveda.
In India, it is called Tulsi, referring to "the incomparable one" for its healing power against several diseases and symptoms.
With the sweet and spicy flavor, it is believed to clean and freshen the air.
In Laos, you can see it in ordinary dishes like noodles, fried rice and bamboo soup.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Krishna | Dry herb

Dry herb

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Krishna
Holy Basil (Tulsi) Krishna | Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

~Krishna~

The name is derived from Vishnu in Hindu, a god with black skin, that is why the leaves and stems are in deep purple color.
It is grown all over India, in house gardens and temples.
Krishna has perilla-like taste and flavor.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Rama | Dry herb

Dry herb

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Rama
Holy Basil (Tulsi) Rama | Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

~Rama~

It has green leaves and stems but the flower is in purple, so is believed as close to Krishna.
Among 3 varieties, Rama has softer taste like Japanese green tea and spicy flavor.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Vana | Dry herb

Dry herb

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Vana
Holy Basil (Tulsi) Vana | Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

~Vana~

It is recognized as "forest type", very close to wild one, and used as medicine in Asia and Africa.
It is brighter than the other two tulsis with green large leaves and white flowers. With the lemon-like flavor out of the flower and strong taste, you can enjoy its vitality as wild.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) | Fine cut

Fine-cut material of holy basil is also available.

Roselle

Roselle | Dry herb

Dry herb

Roselle | Fine cut

Fine cut

Roselle | Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

It is edible hibiscus, loved by Cleopatra to keep her beauty and charisma. The vivid red color is thanks to abundant anthocyanin and vitamin C, that keep you away from oxidative damages.
It is believed to help recover from fatigue with lots of citric acid, that is why Mr. BIKILA Abebe, the representative of Ethiopia at Tokyo Olympic games in 1964, has won in a marathon race.
With its vivid red color, refreshing sour taste, lots of nutrients for beauty, you can enjoy Roselle as herbal tea, juice, cocktail, sweets etc.

Turmeric

Turmeric | Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

According to Hindu sacred book Veda, it has been used as spice and in traditional event for over 4,000 years. Now, people use it as spice, medicine and cosmetics all over Asia.
It is reported that curcumin, curcuminoids and other volatile compounds in turmeric are good resources for health.

Mulberry Leaf

Mulberry Leaf | Fine cut

Fine cut

Mulberry Leaf | Sterilized powder

Sterilized powder

It has been used as feed in sericulture, and recently attracted attention as health food. Especially, it is reported that two unique nutrients, DNJ (Deoxynojirimycin) and Q3MG (quercetin 3-(6-malonylglucoside)) are efficient for control of blood glucose level and blood pressure.
The origin is Korea and China but it is cultivated in Laos as well, where sericulture is still active and organic mulberry leaf is available.
The taste is similar to Japanese green tea, the sterilized powder is in bright green color like Matcha, long history as an edible ingredient.






Micro UV sterilized PowderミクロUV殺菌粉末の特徴

Our sterilized powder is processed by means of "Micro UV sterilization".
The processed powder is much more vivid and retains more nutrients than the one processed by steam-pressure sterilizer, an ordinary sterilization.
It is best for any types of food and drink like cookie, jelly, cake, colorful rice, pasta, bread, herbal tea, cocktail and ingredients for health foods.
We provide not only processed materials, but also processing services as drying, grinding, sterilizing. We welcome your materials.

Advanteges as food ingredient

  • ・Very low bacteria count
  • ・Very low moisture content
  • ・Almost no reduction of nutrients by low-heat emission
  • ・Vivid and bright color

Specification

  • ・Aerobic bacteria count < 3,000c.f.u./g
  • ・Coliform Negative
  • ・Moisture content < 8.0%

(Best performance)

No aerobic count nor no coliform was detected for the herbs above and ice plant.

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Process製造過程

Process

Joint Partner現地のパートナー工場

The material is procured in Laos, the last frontier of unexplored land in south east Asia.

Laos has plenty of lands suitable for the organic agriculture and many traditional herbs which have been utilized by the aboriginal.
We produce food materials from the Lao local herbs contributing to the production of health foods and the cosmetics.

Strictly controlled processing flow, reliable techniques, and advanced machines are necessary to meet the specification like the amount of ingredients and suppression of bacteria.
Therefore, we established a partnership with Pharmaceutical Development Center (PDC), Ministry of Health, Lao P. D. R. who has the best skill for food processing in Laos. After discussing the specification and processing method many times, now it is possible to offer the materials in high quality.

Pharmaceutical Development Center, Ministry of Health, Lao P. D. R.

Pharmaceutical Development Center, Ministry of Health, Lao P. D. R.

Meeting for establishment of partnership with PDC

Meeting for establishment of partnership with PDC