Recent additive-free finds

I have been making a bit of an effort to buy more additive-free and organic pantry items. I have started keeping my eyes peeled for organic/additive-free products in the supermarket. My food philosophy tends to be eat as healthy as possible with what is available. You should be able to find some of these items in your local supermarket. I have found a lot of additive-free and organic food at the local OK Supermarket, a discount supermarket.

organic soy sauce japan

Organic soy sauce

有機しょうゆ (ゆうき しょうゆ yuuki shouyu)

I have been using this soy sauce for a couple of weeks and I like it. It is made by Yamasa which is the company I usually buy non-organic soy sauce. This is a picture of the bag it was sold in.

organic-sausage-japan

Additive-free sausages
無添加 ソーセージ (むてんか ソーセージ mutenka souseeji)
I spotted this about a week ago for the first time and tried them. They taste like normal chemical laden sausages. They were about 270 yen for one pack so they are a bit more expensive than regular sausages.

additive-free-potato-chips-japanAdditive-free potato chips

無添加ポテトチップス (むてんか ぽてと ちっぷす mutenka poteto chippusu)

My husband got into these before I had a chance to eat them. He said they tasted good.

organic-soy-sauce-japan(Mostly) Organic soy sauce

有機しょうゆ (ゆうき しょうゆ yuuki shouyu)

This one is made from organic soy beans but all other ingredients are not organic. I have never made soy sauce before so I can’t say how much non-organic material is in the soy sauce.

organic-coffee-japanOrganic Coffee

有機コーヒー (ゆうき こうひい yuuki kouhii)

I don’t drink coffee so I will not be able to review it but it is there for you to try.

organic-natto-japanOrganic natto

有機納豆 (ゆうき なっとう yuuki nattou)

Another product I can’t stomach but the boys of the house love it. Aside from OK Supermarket, which sells organic natto for the same price as non-organic, supermarkets seem to sell organic natto in two packs for the same price as a three pack of non-organic. Not too bad if you don’t go through a lot.

Do you have a favorite organic or additive-free product? Please leave a comment (preferably with a link to a picture) below  in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Recent additive-free finds

  1. Hello! I stumbled across your gem of a blog as I was googling for organic stuff in Japan. I am always ordering stuff off of Rakuten and Amazon, and sometimes the prices can be a little steep. I was wondering if you know of any online shops based in Japan that have reasonable prices for organic products? I’m looking for quinoa, chia seeds and coconut oil in particular. I’d appreciate any sort of reply! Thank you

  2. Hello! I stumbled across your gem of a blog as I was googling for organic stuff in Japan. I am always ordering stuff off of Rakuten and Amazon, and sometimes the prices can be a little steep. I was wondering if you know of any online shops based in Japan that have reasonable prices for organic products? I’m looking for quinoa, chia seeds and coconut oil in particular. I’d appreciate any sort of reply! Thank you :)

    • You’ve picked three hard ones. Chia seeds are really hard to find here so I’m guessing they are hard to import. It’s not in Japan but iherb.com seems to be the best place to get coconut oil, among other pantry staples. They won’t ship chia seeds or quinoa to Japan but there is a number of great things that you can get shipped. Tengu Natural Foods has a lot of things but it is relatively expensive. Amazon and Rakuten are probably the best. Are you searching in Japanese?

      organic quinoa – 有機キヌア
      organic chia seeds – 有機チアシード
      organic coconut oil - 有機ココナッツオイル

      I hope this helps. If you do find anything else, please let me know.

  3. I like this post! It’s good that you’re comparing additive free food to normal foods. For some reason, eating additive free potato chips taste a lot better than normal chips haha!

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