EMUKO, a recent company founded in 2006, is located in the Tottori prefecture in the north of the Chûgoku region (at the extreme west of Honshu main island), renowned for its situation and multiple charms due to the presence of the sea and the mountains.
The mooto of Emuko is evocative: " producer visibility, product quality".
The Japanese shallot or Rakkyo (Allium chinense) is a bulbous plant member of the Liliaceae family. It is recognised by its strong smell and it pepperiness. In Japan it is often added to marinade, sweet, savoury or vinegary.
It is an essential element in the preparation of the national dish: Curried Rice!
In Japan the eating of Rakkyo shallots is known to be good for your health: antifungal, diuretic and it stimulates the metabolic and digestive systems. For centuries it has been used as a medicinal plant. Allicin, found in garlic, is also found in Rakkyo. Many studies have shown that allicin helps the absorption of Vitamin B1 and to overcome fatigue, or to reduce the risk of blood clots forming.