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Certified Organic Japanese Pumpkin Cuts from Hokkaido (1.2kg)

Horizon Farms
ST424

Description

1.2kg (2.6lbs) of certified organic (also Japan certified organic JAS) fresh frozen Japanese pumpkin also known as Japanese winter squash or kabocha from Hokkaido, Japan. Absolutely no added sugars, sodium or refined starches. No use of chemically synthesized fertilizers and pesticides. Strictly controlled and audited this product carries the Japanese certified organic JAS mark. Free of preservatives and artificial additives. Gluten-free and allergen-free. 

A convenient and nutritious addition to your shopping list, the kabocha is organically grown, quick-frozen to preserve flavor and cook up in minutes. Kabocha has a sweet flavor, even sweeter than butternut squash similar in texture and flavor to a pumpkin and sweet potato combined. The rind is edible. In Japan, kabocha is commonly utilized in side dishes and soups, or as a substitute for potato or other squash varieties. Add olive oil and seasoning, then bake in the oven. Otherwise, use the cuts as is, add to a pressure cooker for 15-20 minutes for a soft and creamy texture.

Highly recommended with our organic chicken or beef. The vegetables are lightly pre-cooked, trimmed and ready for cooking. Because these are non-GMO beans the length, thickness, and shape vary and are not the same. You can cut them shorter to your preference. No defrosting prior preparation required. Use straight out of the freezer and cook in boiling water, in the microwave or in the frypan.


About Certified Organic

This product is certified Japan Agricultural Standard Organic (JAS) - both in the country of origin and Japan. Japan has one of the world's strictest organic certification standards. But what does certified organic mean when it comes to fruits and vegetables?

✔ Free of harmful synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge.

✔ Free of genetically modified seeds (non-GMO)

✔ The farmland and soil in use have at least been 3 years free of any chemical treatment before the harvest has been certified as organic.

✔ Organic certifications come with multiple audits or on-site visits a year. Organic producers are rigidly checked and inspected by governmental bodies or certified third parties. Organic certification requires detailed bookkeeping and documentation. This makes organic produce technically 100% traceable from farm to table.

✔ Organic certification standards require a strict separation of non-organic certified produce starting from the farmland, soil, harvesting, processing, export, and even import and storage.

✔ Organic farming is a more sustainable alternative when it comes to food production. The lack of harmful pesticides and a wider variety of plants enhances biodiversity and results in better soil quality and reduced pollution from fertilizer or pesticide run-off.

✔ Organic vegetables and fruits are produced mostly by family-owned farms that own smaller acres of organic land. Although the demand is increasing, organic land does not even make 30% of all farmland in any given country (Japan ranks at the very bottom!). This makes organic farming lucrative and more profitable for farmers and gives them a fair chance to live a sustainable life and support their local communities.

✔ Certified organic in Japan and Australia (as well as in most industrialized countries) is a protected word and the use is legally restricted, meaning that you can be rest assured that Horizon Farms is an officially registered certified organic importer and all organic imported produce has been inspected and verified in the export country as well as in Japan.

It is also important to mention that organic produce is more cost-intensive. Organic farming has lower yields compared to conventional farming and is oftentimes more labor-intensive as well. Additionally, organic certification and auditions require annual fees for producers, exporters, and importers resulting in higher prices for the end consumers. 

Contents

Contents 3 packs each 400g
Weight 1.2kg (2.6lbs)


Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Expiration Check product label, usually more than 6 months.

 

Details

Ingredients Kabocha
Packaging Freezer plastic bag
Country of Origin Hokkaido
Nutritional Value 100g

Calories: 93kcal
Protein:1.6g
Fat:0.3g
Carbohydrates:21.3g
Salt:0g

 

Japanese Pumpkin Cut Recipe Instructions

Customer Reviews

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Delicious as ever

Translated from Japanese: As usual, this pumpkin is delicious. It has become a regular item for me. I eat it three or four days a week. I wouldn't buy any other pumpkins anymore.

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Translated from Japanese: Usually, I steam pumpkin by myself and then freeze it, but I was worried that I’m not doing it well and it would get sticky. So, I bought this pumpkin and it was sweet and fluffy and I was very satisfied with it. Pumpkins are the best, so it's nice to have good quality pumpkins on hand at all times.

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Translated from Japanese: Even though it was additive-free, it was sweet and delicious, even when thawed and eaten as it was!
Even natural pumpkin is so sweet. I was impressed!
It’s also good that the 400g bag was divided into 3 bags.
I want to order it again.

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Delicious

Translated from Japanese: I don't know if it's because the organic domestic products are good or because it's seasoned well, but I cooked it deliciously in a pressure cooker. It's already cut, so you can just put it in the pot. You don’t have to worry about getting hurt with a kitchen knife. Currently, I'm taking too many painkillers for urinary stones and I'm also being treated for drug-induced gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, so I have to be careful about food, but I’ve been ordering this organic domestic pumpkin for a while already.

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Yahoo

Translated from Japanese: It’s a sweet and delicious Hokkaido pumpkin. It’s organically grown and can be eaten with confidence. I will stock up on it.


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Translated from Japanese: There was no odor and the fat was reasonably delicious (^^)

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Translated from Japanese: It was packed carefully as usual. I'm looking forward to eating it.

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Translated from Japanese: I thought that my daughter's first time having meat should be safe meat, so I found this and ordered it. She ate both minced pork and minced chicken deliciously. The amount was larger than I expected and we adults could enjoy it, too. It's expensive compared to supermarket meat, but it's good quality, safe, secure and delicious, and I felt that the cost performance was very good. I’d like to order here again.

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Yahoo

Translated from Japanese: The ratio of lean and fat is exquisite. Even if you mix it with minced beef or only eat this minced pork, the hamburger is very delicious.
Even when seasoned sweet and spicy and boiled with pumpkin and taro, it’s delicious and not dry.
I will order again.

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Yahoo
Dumplings are more delicious

Translated from Japanese: I purchased this to make dumplings.
It was very delicious, as expected from free-range pigs from Hokkaido.
I bought a lot of other things, but I haven't eaten them yet, so I'm looking forward to them.

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Translated from Japanese: One sausage is big enough and has a satisfying taste. The meal goes on with just the right amount of spiciness.

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Rakuten
Boiled and grilled according to the recipe

Translated from Japanese: It's so big that it became my main dish.
My husband liked it because it contained a lot of spices and was delicious.

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Yahoo

Translated from Japanese: It's big, spicy and delicious!

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Yahoo
It was delicious!

Translated from Japanese: It's moderately spicy and easy to cook and delicious, so I reordered it many times. I want to buy it again!

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Yahoo

Translated from Japanese: I eat them not only as they are but also put them in soup. I think the spices were a little strong at first, but I’ve grown accustomed to the scent. I always want to have it at home.

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Safe and delicious!

Translated from Japanese: I made pot-au-feu with savoy cabbage and potatoes.
Even if you just boil them as they are, you will be surprised about the deep taste of the herbs and spices!
They were very delicious just by lightly salting and peppering them. The sausage have a fluffy and gentle texture, they’re solid and my family loves them. I will order again!

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it for the first time ⭐︎
The spicy aroma and the soft sausage with thin skin and plenty of meat made it very delicious ♪
It tasted good, so it was delicious when fried with my favorite vegetables ⭐︎

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Rakuten

Translated from Japanese: I usually don't buy sausages because they have a lot of additives, but I bought these because they are additive-free and sugar-free. First of all, the volume is amazing. I had them as a side dish for dinner, but I couldn't finish them and divided them into two meals. I fried them in a frying pan. Next time, I’d like you to boil them. Also, I’d like to order them again.

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I was looking for something like this!

Translated from Japanese: They're delicious.
They're very delicious.
These are proper raw sausages that make you fully enjoy the flavor of herbs and the real flavor of sausages.
Of course, they have a straightforward, delicious taste. I’m glad I found them.

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Yahoo
They burst!

Translated from Japanese: If you cook them directly without boiling beforehand (charcoal on BBQ) the skin bursts, so it seems to be better to boil them once before cooking.

The seasoning had a strong herb flavor and my 5-year-old daughter didn't like it, but we adults were OK!

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Translated from Japanese: I made meatballs with tomato sauce and the soft herb aroma spread in my mouth and it was very delicious.

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Delicious without sugar

Translated from Japanese: Even if I use good pork, there aren't many sugar-free sausages, and I haven't had a chance to eat sausages these days, but I bought this because it’s good pork without sugar! It was a delicious sausage with herbs working well that made me remember a taste of eating overseas.

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Finally a nice breakfast sausage in Japan

Coming from the west one tends to do without when it comes to certain traditional foods. This is the best breakfast sausage I have tasted in years. The bonus is that you can make a perfectly sized patty out of two sausages for the perfect egg and sausage sandwich.

I will be ordering again!

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They’re easy to eat because they’re skinless! The herbal scent is amazing!

Translated from Japanese: They’re naturally without skin, but these are soft and easy to eat. It has just the right amount of salt and you can smell the herbs well. At times when you don’t want to eat more than two sausages, if you just cut open the package, you can conveniently separate them in their frozen state.
Without oil, I slowly cooked them with their own oils and eggs. It was extremely delicious!
I want to stock up on them in my freezer.
I need to buy a bigger freezer!!!

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Translated from Japanese: It was delicious. Although these kind of sausages are usually very salty, these were just right.