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2007 Volume 1, Issue 1
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Natural Import Company Newsletter
Letter From the Top...
It is a Thanksgiving tradition at our house for everyone gathered
around the table to share what they have been grateful for in the past
year. This year, I am thankful for all of our loyal and discerning
customers we have had over the years and blessed for the new ones who
find us. If it were not for your support we could not possibly continue
to represent the small farmers and producers both here in America and
in Japan who work tirelessly to bring us quality foods without
compromising their methods. We feel honored to represent them.
are pleased to announce the completion of our first seasonal
newsletter. My daughter, Crystal who went to school in rural Japan and
has worked with me for over 15 years will provide you with special
seasonal recipes, traditional remedies and Japanese beauty secrets each
month. We both look forward to bringing you the latest news about our
foods throughout the coming year via our eNewsletter.
After a protracted search for acceptable dried chestnuts, I am
extremely happy to say that by November 30, 2007 we will be able to
offer you rare certified organic chestnuts! The Bolle Family of the
Pacific Northwest are the growers and hand-processors. They have been
producing these pesticide-free, sustainability grown chestnuts from
their small hilly orchard for more than a decade. We will be offering
these chestnuts in 1/2 pound, 1 pound and 5 pound bags.
Bruce S. Macdonald
Thank you for your patience in the delay in sending this month's
newsletter. We had to wait for the chestnuts to dry as they were just
freshly harvested last month...
History of the American Chestnut
The American Indian relied on the Chestnut as a dietary staple. The native habitat of the Chestnut extended throughout the Northern Hemisphere and is found in North America, Southern Europe, and nowadays in China, Japan, and Korea.
During the colonization of America, the native chestnut was the premier
tree, providing wood for railroad ties, house framing, barns, fences
and fuel. In addition, the chestnut was America's major source of tannin for tanning leather. Of course, the American Chestnut also provided highly palatable nuts for eating. The American chestnut was one of the most important...Learn More
Health Benefits: Chestnuts have a remarkable nutritional composition that sets them apart from other nuts and makes them an outstanding food source, which can be a dietary staple. They contain complex carbohydrate, vitamin C, potassium, are very low in fat at about 1%, are very low in sodium and are free of gluten, oil and cholesterol. The protein is high quality, and is easily assimilated by the human body.
Sesame Oil & Ginger Scalp Rub - This traditional technique was used by the geisha women to stimulate hair growth. It also helps...Read More
Warming Ginger Drink - Ginger is said to be an excellent remedy for the early stages of a cold since it keeps the body warm and...Read More
Hanging Ripe Chestnuts
This Month's Feature:
Organic Dried Chestnuts
Japanese Chestnut Rice
Japan, chestnuts are known as "Kuri." Their first appearance in local
shops heralds entry into deep autumn. This popular dish is light and
creamy and the perfect way to taste the true chestnut...read more
Autumn Chestnut & Fu Soup
A hearty soup to warm your family and friends this holiday...read more
Fall Apples with Maple Chestnut Pureé
A few of my friends who grow apples said that there was an abundant
harvest this season. Here is a tasty recipe to eat 'em all up while
conquering that sweet tooth...read more
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