Fu was developed centuries ago by Buddhist monks, probably as a meat substitute. There are many types of fu, but most resemble a crisp, light biscuit. With 29 percent protein and less than 1 percent fat, dried fu (wheat gluten), like tofu and tempeh, is an Asian food with great potential for health-conscious consumers. Versatile, quick cooking, and easy to prepare, fu adapts to any style of cooking. It has a mild, pleasant flavor and, when cooked, absorbs other flavors exceptionally well. Easy to digest, salt-free, and nutritious, fu is considered an excellent food for children and sick people.
Mitoku Kuruma Fu is named after "kuruma," meaning wheel in Japanese, as they are shaped as large flat rings. They are a unique food, developed by Buddhist monks centuries ago, and quickly became a staple in their traditionally vegetarian diet. Today Fu is a favorite among health-conscious people around the world. It makes a tasty addition to everyday meals and is quick cooking and easy to use. Mitoku Kuruma Fu and other Mitoku Fu absorbs flavors well and adapts to any style of cooking.
Zeni-Fu got its name from the old Japanese term "zeni," which was what the ancient coins were called. Zeni-fu resembles the shape of the old Japanese coins in that they are mini circles with a hole in the center. Mitoku Zeni-Fu rings are super light and a convenient size.
SEITAN - Japanese Seasoned Wheat Gluten
Seitan, or seasoned wheat gluten, is a highly nutritious, protein-rich food that can be quickly and easily prepared in a variety of interesting ways. Although not widely known in the West, seasoned wheat gluten was traditionally eaten in China, Korea, Japan, Russia, the Middle East, and other countries where wheat was a staple. Seasoned wheat gluten is also associated with the dietary habits of religious groups such as Buddhists, Mormons, and Seventh Day Adventists. Seitan is a Japanese word that usually refers to wheat gluten that has been simmered in a broth of soy sauce and kombu. In the West seitan is often flavored with rosemary, ginger and even black pepper to give it additional flavor and familiarity. Mitoku Seitan is amazingly meat-like in texture, with a delicious, savory flavor that makes it a very appealing and versatile vegetarian source of protein.