S&B Foods introduced foreign spices and herbs to Japan, adding a warm new richness to Japanese cooking.
Nearly 2000 unique products (sold in Japan)
We have three main production facilities and numerous smaller facilities in Japan and several more overseas.
Japan’s growing herb culture
Herbs and spices like shiso leaves, myoga ginger and sansho pepper grow naturally in warm, damp environments. All are used widely in Japan for cooking and medicinal purposes. Non-native herbs like rosemary, basil and oregano are also hugely popular.
Now, more than twenty years since we first introduced fresh herbs to Japan, S&B Foods’ continuing contributions to the fresh herb culture in Japan are vital and ubiquitous. We hold the number one share in this market, with ties to herb growers throughout Japan, and our shipping centers are designed to ensure a stable supply of high-quality, fresh herbs to retailers throughout the country.
We like to think we have furthered a sense of multiculturalism, infusing traditional Japanese culinary culture with influences from around the world to create a new type of spice- and herb-oriented culture in Japan.