make smiles with vegheet

Vegheet: Friendly to Environment, Society and People
Vegheet which is born out of vegetables,
is making a lot of smiles.

Vegheet is created from the feeling of “Mottainai! = What a waste!”

Do you know we have a serious problem that there are dumped vegetables nearly twice as much as the ones distributed in the Japanese market?
The main reason for dumping of “imperfect vegetables" is its small damages and various sizes which do not meet the wholesaler's standards.

The current situation of imperfect vegetables

The current situation of imperfect vegetables Calculated from the data of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

We use imperfect vegetables only.
The vegetables we use for Vegheet are "imperfect vegetables" discarded in the past even though the taste and nutrition are same as the standard ones.
The agricultural producers are very pleased that they can reduce the waste of vegetables and increase their income.

Delicious and Fully nutritious!

The ingredients of Vegheet are vegetables and agar only. We use no chemical seasonings, artificial food colorant and chemical preservatives.
Vegheet contains condensed nutrition of vegetables and abundant dietary fiber.
By our unique manufacturing method which has been completed after long period of R&D, we have succeeded to process a dried sheet-like food maintaining flavor and good taste of vegetables, which has been difficult to actualize before our success.
Children who don’t like vegetables, love Vegheet!

Comparison of Nutritional Composition **per 100g

Carrot
Pumpkin
Spinach
Tomato
Daikon Radish

Effects of nutrient components

Dietary Fiber

There are two kinds of dietary fibers: water-soluble and water-insoluble fiber. Agar which is used as the binding ingredient for Vegheet is an excellent source of water-soluble and water-insoluble ones. So Vegheet made with vegetables and agar contains both fibers. Water-soluble dietary fiber helps to lower blood sugar, blood cholesterol and sodium levels after a meal to prevent lifestyle-related diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, arteriosclerosis and so on.
Insoluble dietary fiber improves constipation and reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by making smooth bowel movements.

Iron

Iron combines with protein and is carried throughout the body in the blood. The transported iron becomes hemoglobin which involves with transport of oxygen and is also a component of myoglobin, which helps to store oxygen in muscle.
The lack of iron can result in iron deficiency anemia, which makes the body feel heavy, breathless, pale, and tired.

Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene & Lycopene

These are all natural pigments found in plants that get converted into Vitamin A with the assistance of Vitamin B and amino acids when it enters the body. Lycopene has strong antioxidant effects and is said to have positive effects on reducing the signs of ageing skin such as spots, wrinkles and sunburn.

Vitamin A

Retinol, a major component of vitamin A, helps keeping the eyes and skin healthy and enhancing immunity. In addition, retinol is necessary for the synthesis of rhodopsin, a substance that supports the photoreceptors in the eye allowing the better eyesight in a dark place.

A whole new world of cooking!

Vegheet can greatly expand the possibilities of cooking by “original taste of vegetables”, “natural and various colors” and “new sheet-like food changing into various shapes”.
A famous chef in Japan uses Vegheet in his French restaurant.
Vegheet can be converted into any kind of cuisine. Suited for a high-end restaurant menu or to make a child’s bento-box more fun and nutritious.

If you spray a little
amount of water to
Vegheet, you can bend
and fold it freely!

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Vegheet: Friendly to Environment, Society and People to the world!

“VEGHEET” is a totaly new food. It is made by processing pasted vegetables into a sheet shape.
Currently, we sell only carrots and radish, but we can make all kinds of vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, and spinach without sacrificing original colors and flavors.“VEGHEET” is made from 100% natural ingredients using agar as a biding material. No food additives or chemical seasonings are added, but its shelf-life is two years at room temperature.

I started making “VEGHEET” in 1998 when I came across a “vegetable sheet” developed by a Kumamoto seaweed company on the coast of Ariake Sea. I was convinced that this would surely benefit the world and decided to work on commercialization.
At that time, there was no manufacturing technology or know-how, and I approached universities all over the country to use the knowledge of experts, but everybody said it was impossible. I finally met a university professor in Nagasaki who was able to support this project. I developed a manufacturing machine by myself and at the same time applied for a patent of the manufacturing method in 2011.

One of the commitments of “VEGHEET” is to use “imperfect vegetables”.
By using imperfect vegetables that are discarded due to damages or different sizes, the burden on the environment can be reduced. In addition to that, I think it will help farmers to get more income and to create new jobs, and improve the brand image of local agricultural products.
In 2016, we won the Business Plan Contest Gran-Prix Award from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and we were praised for its contribution to environmental issues and regional revitalization.

When I participated in the NY restaurant exhibition in 2010 for the first time, I received great response and felt confident about the VEGHEET business in overseas markets.
There are many vegetarians and vegans in Europe, America and India. We also have the global Japanese food boom.
I want to expand “VEGHEET” for not only Japan but also the whole world.

ISLE.,LTD CEO KEISUKE SODA ISLE.,LTD CEO KEISUKE SODA

Awards

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ニッポン新事業創出大賞最優秀賞・中小企業庁長官賞

VEGHEET MOVIES

After a long period of R&D, we have succeeded to process a dried sheet-like food maintaining the original flavor and good taste of vegetables.
We would like to show you the attractiveness of VEGHEET by videos.

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