Binchotan (white charcoal)

Binchotan (white charcoal) comes from of a specific oak that grows in
the Wakayama region in Kishu (Japan). The Ubame oak or (Quercus phillyraeoides) is very dense and fibrous.

Its origin goes back more than 500 years ago but it was in the 17th century that a craftsman named Binchoya began its commercialization after improving combustion technology.

Ubame oak wood is protected.
Only a handful of craftsmen are empowered to the extraction and combustion of binchotan.

Its production is controlled and limited.
In order to protect and ensure the quality of the binchotan of kishu/wakayama, grades quality and a PDO label is issued by the
local authorities for master burners who export.
  • Adsorption surface: 2000m2/g at 2500m2/g
  • Minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium

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