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These light and crispy, gluten-free Japanese crackers are baked to perfection. A delicious way to enjoy organic wholegrain brown rice, mineral rich sesame seeds and naturally aged tamari. Our second generation family producers use the highest quality ingredients, traditional recipes and time honoured processes to produce these authentic wholesome snacks.
Ingredients: Brown rice* (58.3%), black sesame seeds* (29.1%), tamari soya sauce* (whole soya beans*, water, sea salt).
Product weight - 40g
We’re delighted that our Organic Brown Rice Crackers have been commended in the Food-to-go category at the prestigious FreeFrom Food Awards 2014.
This is what the judges had to say: “Look great – good crunch – excellent texture. Lovely ingredients.’ ‘Innovative product – good to see a gluten and dairy free version of a Japanese snack.”
Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Crackers are high in fibre, low in sugar and a source of protein and calcium. They are Free From gluten and suitable for Vegans.
Characteristics of Brown Rice:
The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost fibrous layer, the husk, of the rice kernel and does not significantly reduce the grains nutritional value. The remaining bran outer shell is full of flavour and rich in minerals.
History of Sesame Seeds:
Sesame seeds are eaten on their own as seeds, used in cooking and baking as a flavouring agent but are also used to produce sesame seed oil. In fact it is one of the first oil seeds known to humankind and used by many cultures in their cuisine as well as traditional practices.
|of which sugars:||0.8|
|of which saturates:||2.63|
|Vitamins & minerals||per bag (40g)||per 100g|
|Calcium:||122mg (15%DRI*)||304mg (38%DRI*)|
*DRI = Daily Reference Intake
|Cereals containing gluten*||Absent|
|Soybeans*||Present as ingredient|
|Sesame*||Present as ingredient|
|Sulfur dioxide and sulphites*+||Absent|
|Note dietary intolerance||Nut is absent in ingredient but not certified.|
* and products thereof. +(>10mg/kg or 10mg/l)
|Free of Added Alcohol||No|
In 1952 our family producers set up their business to produce Karinto, a traditional Japanese sweet snack in Himeji, west Japan. They then diversified into producing rice crackers 4 years later.
They have since become well-known as a 100% Organic Brown Rice Cracker producer and were inspired by the philosophy of the macrobiotic diet in 1961. They use the highest quality ingredients, traditional recipes and time honoured processes to produce these authentic wholesome snacks.
The process starts with 100% organically grown brown rice. The brown rice is slowly and carefully processed and steamed to make a dough. This process takes three to four times longer than when using white rice. The dough is then cooled with water and the texture is carefully checked by hand.
Sesame seeds and tamari are added. Sesame seeds suppress the smell of brown rice bran and adds a delicious aroma to the crackers.
The dough is then moulded into rice cracker shapes.
The crackers are slowly dried on a net for more than half a day to reduce their moisture content and left overnight to settle. They are then dried again using far-infrared dryers for another night to remove the last of the moisture. This long and slow drying process has a significant influence on the finished product. Finally, they are baked in an oven to make these light, delicate and crispy crackers.