What makes Hokto Kinoko different from other brands?
Organic VS Non Organic
Hokto Original Cultivation System
Hokto’s mushrooms are grown on all natural growing media. It is very different from typical mushroom farming on manure derived compost or cultivation on old used woods.
- No pesticides no agrichemicals.
- There are only 3.6% of organic mushrooms in 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
Except for some of the mushrooms production:
- Our production process is fully automated that it usually will never touch a human hand.
- Growing media are disinfected by high heat and pressure, so Hokto’s mushrooms are clean.
You will not need to wash Hokto’s mushrooms.
Domestic VS Imported
Fresh locally grown mushrooms
Hokto’s mushrooms are live and fresh, 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 outweigh any other mushrooms’ quality and shelf life.
California is a top agricultural producer in the US for past 50 years constantly producing over 10% of US produce. Acorrding 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 with harvesting and packaging. It allows us to harvest, pack and ship our products quickly. This contributes to our fresher quality.
The comparison with samples of imported fresh mushrooms
|Hokto Kinoko||A – Imported from Korea||B – Imported from China|
|Made in USA||O||X||X|
|100% USDA Organic||O||X||X|
|Custody from seedlings to packaging||O||X||X|
|Preservative Free and Additive Free||O|
|Freshness||Harvested everyday(Mon-Sat)||Shipping: about 1 month to US market||Shipping: about 1 month to US market|