かるしおプロジェクト KARUSHIOH PROJECT

国立循環器病研究センター

What is "KARUSHIOH"?

The "KARUSHIOH" Project is a broad initiative to promote dietary improvements in order to prevent cerebral and cardiovascular disease.


The origin of "KARUSHIOH". NCVC hospital food

The NCVC is working to develop and discover intellectual asset as a way to give something back society in the form of research findings and other expertise. One result of that effort is the "KARUSHIOH" diet, a new approach to reducing salt in order to highlight flavor.


Reflecting its belief that diet is part of the treatment process, the NCVC offers patients delicious meals that contain less than 2 grams of dietary salt per serving. "KARUSHIOH" recipes are distinguished by the way they use soup stock and by their colorful combinations of ingredients. Specifically, they're prepared using Happo soup stock that is seasoned with dried bonito shavings, soy sauce, salt, and sugar. In addition to creating more consistent flavors, this soup stock serves to highlight the flavor of individual ingredients. We've embarked on a number of initiatives in response to requests from patients who have expressed a desire to enjoy the NCVC's meals even after they've been discharged, including selling low-salt boxed lunches, publishing a collection of low-salt recipes, and holding cooking classes. We also worked with overseas partners to produce a Russian version of the recipe collection with changes to accommodate Russian culture.


Recipe book
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"KARUSHIOH" Cook booklet Russian ver.
You can download the booklet for free.

"KARUSHIOH" Certification Mark

Our "KARUSHIOH" Certification Program is geared to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods by testing commercially available low-salt foods submitted by manufacturers and granting those that meet certain criteria the right to display a certification mark. We're working with corporate partners to raise awareness through our "KARUSHIOH" Certification system.
"KARUSHIOH" is a registered trademark of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center.


Promotion of "KARUSHIOH" Certification system


"KARUSHOH" - Certified Products

A corner for "KARUSHOH" - Certified Products is set up at a supermarket and convenience store.

S-1 Grand Prix (S-1g)

We're looking for delicious, low-salt meals through the S-1 Grand Prix (S-1g).
We host the S-1g, a recipe contest that solicits delicious, low-salt meal ideas. Winning recipes are featured in campaigns to raise awareness of the need to lower salt intake in various regions.
The contest's name reflects the ideal of reducing salt content in each meal to 1 gram.


最終更新日 2020年03月12日

かるしおプロジェクトは、循環器病予防のための食生活改善を目的に、「塩を軽く使ってうまみを引き出す、減塩の新しい考え方」を一般に広めるための国立循環器病研究センターの取り組みです
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