When you think of a shortcake, strawberry comes to mind but tomato!?
Normally a shortcake is made using strawberry but this one in Japan has tomatoes!
That’s not all; its a low carb cake!
A normal shortcake has 46.5 g of sugar but this tomato shortcake has only 7.7. g!!
The card on the cake states how much sugar it has so its easy to understand.
You can find this yummy treat at Patisserie Potager in Setagaya in Tokyo.
There are many other sweets apart from this shortcake that are low in carbs. For those of you who love sweets but don’t want to eat high carb desserts, this is
the place for you. It’s perfect for mums who don’t want their kids to eat super sweet desserts either.
Roll cake: Sugar content 15 g
Made from bean flour, tomato cream and tomato juice.
Tiramisu : Sugar content 7.5 g
Potatoes added in a tiramisu with non-caffeine coffee and mascarpone cheese.
Pudding: Sugar content 7.4 g
This bright pudding is made from pumpkin.
Chocolate Cake: Sugar content 6.6 g
Burdock used instead of nuts!
Cheesecake: Sugar content 4.6 g
Made using Japanese mustard spinach and moringa!
Obviously this store is focusing on low carbs but do you know why you need to reduce sugar intake?
Carbohydrates is one of the three major source of nutrients. Too much sugar can be the cause of many health problems including a worsening of blood circulation and diabetes.
That’s the reason why low carb food products are on the increase!
Check out the low sugar products we found in supermarkets and pharmacies!
Zero Sugar Alcohol!
*Zero sugar means for every 100 g of food or 100 ml of drinks, the amount of sugar is less than 0.5 g.
Low Sugar Cereals
These are made using soy milk and you can see the calories too!
Bread at convenience stores
So in Japan, you will see low sugar products almost everywhere. If you’re worried about gaining weight during your trip in Japan, make sure to check the “糖質” sign on packaging!!
Patisserie Potager not only makes cakes that have low sugar content but also use vegetables in a variety of ways.
A great place to relax and have some delicious and healthy food!
Address: 8-19-19 Fukusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (Eat in: Last Order 19:30)
Closed on Tuesdays (Closed during summer and winter holidays)