Non-sugar Anpan has come true by the local chemist from Akita-ken!
A chemist from the city of Noshiro in Akita Prefecture has been successful in developing a new type of ‘Anpan’ (one of the popular Japanese bread containing azuki bean jam inside) which the patients with diabetes have been longing for up until now. The new Anpan has been ‘born’ after six-month trials and errors with a help from the proprietor’s friend who is running a bakery shop (白神パン工房 or ‘Shiragami Pan-Kooboo’). This Anpan does not contain any sugary substances, and thus does not cause an increase (or shooting up) of blood suger level among the patients with diabetes. Apparantely, the bread is the first of its kind.
I feel in the future, more and more product development like this one will prosper as a business for those people who are going through diet restrictions because of their illnesses.
Source: asahi.com, 30 July 2008