What is Tamogi-take?
Even among mushrooms, the Tamogi-take or golden oyster mushroom, stands out for its richness of nutrients.
In the short summers of Hokkaido, and edible mushroom comes to fruition in the deep forest. This is the tamogitake, or golden oyster mushroom
(Pleutotus cornucopiae var. citrinopileatus). Our ancestors in Japan were amazed and enchanted by its golden color, fresh scent and springy texture.
They searched for this elusive mushroom, whose brief season earned it the nickname of "phantom mushroom."
In 1985, Three B Inc. started developing artificial cultivation methods for golden oyster mushrooms, hoping to bring this rarity to the dinner table more often. Our research revealed it to be unusually nutritious for a ushroom. The golden oyster mushroom abounds in components that have strong beneficial health effects. Since 1985 we've been conducting intensive R&D on this mushroom - including its cultivation and processing. The golden oyster mushroom brings new possibilities for food and health to people today. Three B is endeavoring to enrich your health and diet by harnessing the unlimited potential of the golden oyster mushroom in the 21st cntury, the century when fungi will truly come into their own.
Feature ingredients of Tamogi-take
It has been known that the Tamogi-take mushroom has abundant 'Umami' (good taste) ingredients,
amino acid and polysaccharides
Among those, the one that draws attention recently is a substance called ' Ergothioneine.' It has been also known that ergothioneine has high anti-oxidant property, and it is found in the blood of animals and also in important organs such as the liver. Thus it is thought that ergothioneine plays a critical role for life support. Ergothioneine is often found in mushrooms, but humans are not able to biosynthesize it. Therefore, we need to take it by eating food
Particularly one of the polysaccharides found in the Tamogi-take mushuroom is (1->3)-β-D-glucan that is said to stimulate the immunity function. It acts on the macrophages, one of the human white blood cells, and enhances them. It also activates the T-cells from the thymus gland and immune cells from the bone marrow, and augments immune production by B-cells. 。
Introduction of "Three-B's Tamogi-take" with super healthy power
- β-D glucan
The β-D glucan found in Tamogi-take helps you to build a body insusceptible to deseases.
Comparison of the amount of β-D glucan of Tamogi-take extract to products from other companies.
- Hypotensive effect(patent aquired) of Tamogi-take It has been proven that the mannitol found in "Three-B's Tamogi-take" has hypotensive effect.
- Skin-moisturizing agent and Dermatitis-therapeutic agent(patent aquired) The substance called ceramides found in Tamogi-take has a skin-moisturizing and anti-atopi effects. It also severs as a barrier to protect the skin from drying and dust.
- Antioxidative activity of Tamogi-take is one of the best among mushrooms.
- Bacteria in the small intestine activated (patent aquired) It has been found that extract from Tamogi-take has an ingredient that activates bacteria in the small intestine. >> Please contact us for more information.
- click here for the patents we have aquired.
Three-B's unique artificial cultivation system
Thanks to advances in biotechnology, Three-B's artificial cultivation system has made it possible for people throughout Japan to enjoy golden oyster
mushrooms, the "phantom mushroom." A culture medium of sawdust from Hokkaido trees is put into a culture bottle and sterilized.
The bottle is automatically seeded with golden oyster mushroom inocula in a germ-free room. We carefully nurture them by maintaining
the proper air conditions. After harvesting the mushrooms, we divide them into small portions, pack them automatically, and ship them
while they're still fresh. We recycle the culture media as compost or soil-improving material.
The above image is Tamogi-take mushrooms before harvest.
>> for more details, click Production Process