Essiential Ingredients of Japanese Food - About Japanese fruits


The world class appearance with great tastes

Sweet and delicious Japanese fruits

 Japanese people have always enjoyed fruits like persimmons, nashi pears and peaches. After the Meiji era (the late 1800’s), many unique fruits have imported from overseas and they have cultivated in a way that meet Japanese climates.
 The features of Japanese fruits include its beautiful appearance and high sweetness. These featured are the result of the effort of farmers, who devote their life into nurturing fruits very carefully as they precisely examine its features and seasonality and repeat improvements. They have focus on the improvement of quality rather than mass manufacturing.

Determination of the best timing for harvesting

 The temperature gap between summer and winter and quality water are the most important factors to maintain the nutrition and deliciousness of fruits. Throughout a year, various fruits are grown under the blessing of the nature in its best season and climates.
 Harvesting fruits at the best timing is vital to deliver its freshness and deliciousness to customers. Only skilled farmers with great experience can determine the best state of fruits including size, weight and when they fully ripe.

State-of-art technology and transport methods

 TheFruits can be damaged while being shipped as they are soft. To prevent it, computerized radar scan systems have been introduced to measure the degrees of sourness, sweetness and weights, so the fruits can be delivered to consumers in its best state. Moreover, various efforts are seen in designs for packaging boxes and containers, and shock-absorbing materials have been used now.
 TheFully ripen fruits are delivered to consumers after beautifully wrapped. They are highly applauded as expensive gifts not only in Japan but also in overseas.

Japanese fruits are exported to overseas

 Fruits produced in Japan are also popular outside the country for their high quality and safety, even to the extent that they are treated as fruits different from those that are locally-produced. Particularly popular are apples, mikans and other citrus fruits, pears, peaches, and grapes. Many of them are exported to countries in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

For further information on fruits, please visit the JFOODO website.