Eating Indigo

Eat the Indigo

In Japan, indigo was not only used for “dyeing", but also has been familiar plants as “medicinal herb” for a long time.
There are many documents supporting the medicinal effect of indigo in the Edo era such as “Indigo merchants (dye shops) carried indigo in charm bags, they took it at the time of stomach ache and escaped the difficulty.” “An indigo merchant visited Choshu, and had a delicious meal for Blowfish in exchange for a handful of Sukumo (one that fermented Indigo).” Eating raw sukumo was said to be effective for blowfish poison.

Every year, we make dyes with Indigo which I grew up in the fields of the plant dyeing atelier "Atelier Aiakane ” in Nagasaki.Although we use only leaves for the dye, we found the medicinal effects of indigo are abundantly included other than leaves as a result of examination.Therefore, we would like to handmade the original food using stems, roots, flowers and seeds of indigo which could not be used effectively until now.

Please try out the wisdom of health, eating indigo that transmitted long ago by all means.

Eating Indigo Series of Atelier Aiakane

We used various indigo brought up by Atelier Aiakane to prepare various lineups as "Eating Indigo series”. The harvested indigo is washed with clear water of Obama, dried, bagged one by one manually by hand.
Indigo is committed not to use any agricultural chemicals and chemical fertilizers. Also, ingredients with indigo is combined with the natural salt of Tachibana Bay facing Obama, Urume sardine from Nagasaki, and seaweed kelp from Shimabara all made by the local people we trust.

Efficacy of Indigo

Indigo is said to be containing  a lot of antimicrobial, antioxidant and intestinal action ingredients, and has the effect of creating a disease-resistant body.
From customers who really love to eat indigo series, they said that "troublesome skin troubles were improved", "the bowel movement improved", "the physical condition has improved and it has become harder to catch a cold” . "Eating Indigo" to the daily life. Please feel the effect while enjoying the color, aroma, and taste of indigo.

The products of Eating Indigo Series