Ashitaba is a true functional Super Food, containing a vast spectrum of beneficial properties and a unique array of phytonutrients, including 11 vitamins, 13 minerals, chlorophyII, enzymes, carotene, germanium, saponins, proteins, plant fiber, glycosides, coumarins, and a potent, rare class of flavonoids called CHALCONE.
Chalcone is the most characteristic element that we found from Hachi Jo Island Ashitaba.
Research On Chalcone
The Ashitaba stem contains the thick, sticky-yellow juice, which is not found in other celery plants. This yellow pigment element in Ashitaba is neither flower pigment nor carotene, but rather two kinds of CHALCONE conductors, named "Xanthoangelol" and "4-Hydroxyderricin." While the Ashitaba produced on Hachi Jo Island is rich in these two conductors, almost little or no such substances are found in other Ashitaba plants produced outside of the island.
The main functions of the CHALCONE are: purifies blood, strengthens immune system, monitors cholesterol level, regulates blood pressure, suppresses acid secretion, prevents thrombus, suppresses cytophy, antibacterial, prevents cancer, and promotes metabolism.
CHALCONE conductor contents in "PERCENT" Ashitaba Products (100g)
|Total % of CHALCONE||0.3189|
|Total weight of CHALCONE in 100g
"PERCENT" Ashitaba product
Above Test and Analysis by Osaka University of Pharmacy, published at the 1990 Pharmacology Convention.
Rich, Complete Balanced Nutrition
Besides the unique substance - CHALCONE, Hachi Jo Island Ashitaba also contains protein, amino acid, vitamins and minerals. Compared to other vegetables, it contains more Potassium, a mineral with diuretic effect. We often hear people say that after eating Ashitaba, urination is especially unimpeded. With this diuretic effect, the blood pressure is lowered.
Let us read the composition table of the Ashitaba from Hachi Jo Island, which were sampled and inspected by the Japan Food Analysis Center.
Composition of Nutrients - "PERCENT" Ashitaba Products (100g)
|Vitamin B12||0.04 ug|
The above analysis was done by the Japan FDA OS (28030263).
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