Positioned as a high class Japanese confection the Hoshigaki or Japanese Dried Persimmons have a delicate sweet taste and a fine, smooth texture thats spreads in the mouth like no other dried fruit.
On top of that, Ichida Gaki is a Japan Geographical Indication for only superior quality Japanese dried persimmons.
The Ichida Gaki is sweeter than other varieties of persimmon. It has a light brown color and a soft, chewy flesh. In addition to the qualities of Ichida persimmon, proper drying and kneading techniques are also important to make this superior quality hoshigaki.
Ichida persimmons are cultivated only in the south area of Nagano Prefecture, a region where the cultivation of Japanese persimmon or kaki has continued for more than 500 years.
Dried persimmon is a healthy food full of valuable vitamins such as vitamin A, C and B-complex, minerals, polyphenols and dietary fiber, among other nutrients.
The white powdered glaze comes from the fruit glucose which crystallizes on the surface.
Good experience. This was a gift for my Papa Sun for Christmas and he loved it. Luckily it arrived in time for Christmas.
Fabulous!!!! The problem is I want to eat the whole box by myself!
My family and I love every single one of them. Totally worth the wait and the price. Thank you.
Dear Japanese Taste, I ordered Ichida Hoshigaki on your website from two different producers. Both of them were delicious. Please advise me when they become available again either at the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020. If you decide to offer other fine Japanese food products on your website in the future, might you consider adding Kurozu amber rice vinegar from Kagoshima and Makurazaki katsuoboshi from Kagoshima? 親切なサービスに感謝します.
Dear Neil, Thanks for your nice review. We will advise you when the next season's Hoshigaki are available at our shop. We also acknowledge your requests and will try to find quality suppliers for the Kurozu amber rice vinegar and Makurazaki katsuoboshi from Kagoshima. Thanks again for your message. Kind regards, Erica Japanese Taste
Have always been satisfied with every order of Ichida Gaki Hoshigaki Premium Dried Persimmons. Would recommend them highly. Had purchased dried persimmons from another source for more money and threw them out. These persimmons are the real deal.