Health foods and ingredients for foods and cosmetics, featuring high functionality

The Suminoe Textile Group also offers new value in the field of biotechnology, under the theme of KKR+A, or Kenko (Health), Kankyo (Environment), Recycle and Amenity. Since 2012, we have collaborated with Dr. Tomihisa Ohta, Professor Emeritus of the Environmental Health and Chemistry Laboratory, School of Pharmaceutical Science at Kanazawa University, to study the functionality of health foods and cosmetics ingredients, to produce and sell them. Since the end of November 2017, we have launched the commercialization of health foods and supplements harnessing the functionality of persimmon polyphenol extracted from persimmons grown in Nara Prefecture, in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture, Kindai University.

Strawberry polyphenol extract and powder

We offer a strawberry fruit-derived extract and powder containing polyphenol. They are used in food, cosmetics, etc., as natural flavor featuring a savor unique to natural extracts. Since insoluble solid contents are removed, these processed ingredients are easy to add to various products. They can be applied to products that are expected to enhance people’s health and beauty, such as antioxidation, anti-obesity, skin-whitening, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic products.

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  • Japanese and western confectionery
  • Beauty beverages
  • Soaps
  • Skin-whitening cosmetics
  • Face masks
  • Hair care products
Kinjiso (Okinawan spinach) dry powder

This is a dry powder of kinjiso (Okinawan spinach), a vegetable of Kaga, which has been uniquely cultivated in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The undersides of the plant’s leaves are purple in color. Kinjiso contains many useful nutrients, including anthocyanin, GABA, beta carotene, iron and calcium. It is expected to be applied to chlorophyll juices, supplements and products featuring locally grown ingredients.

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  • Green juice
  • Tablets
  • Capsule
Adlay CRD extract

This is an extract from whole-grain adlay, using a patented processing method. It is made completely from domestically produced adlay grown in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture. This ingredient is expected to produce beauty enhancement effects, by promoting skin regeneration.

Commercialization track record and image
  • Beauty beverages


  • Functional raw materials derived from nature
  • Various functions based on research evidence
  • Can be used as locally produced ingredients (kinjiso and adlay)

For inquiries, please contact:

New Business Development Department, Functional Materials Business Headquarters, Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd.