Echigo is a pre-cooked, protein-reduced rice intended for individuals on low-protein diet. The name is derived from the old name of Niigata, the rice capital of Japan. Through our Japanese parent company’s patented technology of using plant-origin lactic acid bacteria and protease, protein in rice is broken down into amino acids.
WHY CHOOSE ECHIGO?
1.Relative to regular rice, it has a lower amount of protein beneficial for individuals on low-protein diet.
2.It can be kept on store for up to 6 months.
3.It is processed using regular rice (obtained from local suppliers of the Philippines) and thus, consumers are secured from the worry of ingesting genetically-modified foods.
4.It is pre-cooked and easy to prepare – either microwave heating or boiling water method.
BENEFITS OF EATING ECHIGO TO INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a condition wherein the kidneys lose their physiological function. According to a statement released by the Department of Health, the number of patients on dialysis treatment rose to over 23,000 in 2013. This increase is almost 6 times compared to the statistics in 2004 which was just around 4,000. With this alarming growth, disease prevention is essential.During the early onset of CKD, Echigo is beneficial such that it delays the progression of the disease and thus, defers the need for dialysis. It is more cost-friendly. Because of the product’s low-protein nature, the kidneys are spared from heavier damage.
In addition to this, consumption of Echigo instead of regular rice provides a balanced intake of protein and energy. Generally, individuals on a low-protein diet are not given much freedom to choose main dishes or viands. Limiting the amounts of viands will, in turn, result to inadequate intake of energy. Replacing normal rice with Echigo helps achieve a balance between these two since the amount of protein supposedly removed from limiting the main dish is already removed from the rice. With this case, one can have more freedom to try other protein-dense dishes with higher biological value and thus, enjoy a better quality of life!
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