Definitely more delicious than a handful of multivitamin capsules.

When people talk about dietary supplements, they’re usually talking about capsules that contain a quantity of some vitally important substance, like vitamins or protein. If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, though, it’s hard to think of something more vital than sashimi, and so it’s good to know that you can now buy sashimi supplement packs.

Offered by Shizuoka Prefecture-based fishery company Kaisho, these pouches are called the Ari no Manma (“Just as They Are”) line. Designed to look like the packets of over-the-counter dietary supplements sold in Japan, each four-gram (1.4-ounce) pack has its primary nutrient written across the package in large text: Vitamin B12 for the yellow one, protein for the red one, and Vitamin B6 for the orange one.

But you won’t find pills or tablets inside. Instead, the packs contain cuts of choice raw seafood. For starters, the Vitamin B6 delivery system is salmon.

Meanwhile, your protein boost comes in the form of slices of mebachi maguro, or bigeye tuna.

Finally, amaebi (sweet shrimp) will supply you with an extra dose of Vitamin B12.

Ari no Manma ships frozen, and should be kept in the freezer until you want to thaw it out and eat your sashimi supplement. The pouch’s top is designed so that you can easily tear it open, after which you can pour a few drops of soy sauce directly into the bag before eating the seafood with the fork that’s included with each pack.

Kaisho is offering Ari no Manma through its online shop here, priced at 1,020 yen (US$9.20) for a three-pack of one supplement type each, or a discounted price of 1,950 yen for a six-pack bundle of two of each variety. The company recommends it for busy professionals coming home after a long day at the office, fitness buffs who’ve just finished a vigorous workout, and people looking for a healthy but satisfying snack, but honestly, there’s never really a bad situation to eat good sashimi in.

Source, images: PR Times
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