What makes Hokto Kinoko different from other brands?
Organic VS Non-Organic
Hokto’s Original Cultivation System
Hokto’s mushrooms are grown in an all natural growing media. It is very different from typical mushroom farming due to the lack of manure-derived compost and cultivation on old used woods.
- No pesticides or agrichemicals.
- There are only 3.6% of organic mushrooms in the US market according to USDA data in 2010. – Mushroom Industry Report (94003) / U.S. certified organic mushrooms: Number of growers & sales volume
Hokto Kinoko is clean
- Our production process is fully automated and is rarely never touched by human hands.
- Growing media are disinfected by high heat and pressure, so Hokto’s mushrooms are clean.
There is no need to wash Hokto’s mushrooms.
Domestic VS Imported
Fresh locally grown mushrooms
Hokto’s mushrooms are alive and fresh and are produced in California. No matter how fresh the mushrooms, if imported from abroad, it is difficult to maintain the freshness and the quality. That is why Hokto Kinoko outweighs any other mushrooms’ in quality and shelf life.
California is a top agricultural producer in the US for the past 50 years and constantly produces over 10% of US produce. According to the ERS, “California leads the country as the largest producer of agricultural products (crops and livestock), accounting for almost 11 percent of the national total, based on the 2012 Census of Agriculture.” – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
Freshness from harvest to shipment.
Hokto kinoko is fully automated when it comes to harvesting and packaging. It allows us to harvest, pack and ship our products quickly and contributes to our fresh quality.
The comparison with samples of imported fresh mushrooms
|Hokto Kinoko||A – Imported from Korea||B – Imported from China|
|Made in USA||X|
|100% USDA Organic||X||X||X|
|Custody from seedlings to packaging||X||X||X|
|Preservative Free and Additive Free||X|
|Freshness||Harvested everyday(Mon-Sat)||Shipping: about 1 month to US market||Shipping: about 1 month to US market|