How we compare

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. 

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

According to the CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, “In 2014, the most recent year for which a full crop-year report is available, California’s 76,400 farms and ranches received approximately $54 billion for their output. This represents an increase of 5.1 percent over 2013. California is the leading US state in cash farm receipts with combined commodities representing nearly 13 percent of the US total.” – CDFA – California Agricultural Production Statistics

California Agricultural Production Statistics


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
Research Center X    
Custody from seedlings to packaging X X X
Japan Technology 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