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INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: two golden strips chile (er jin tiao), broad (fava) beans, salt, wheat flour

No preservatives, artificial colors, additives, fillers or oil. Certified Green product. Medium maturity (6-8 fermentation time, deep maroon red

16 oz (454g), Size of retail box 3.875" x 1" x 7.25"

Sku # 35002

EAN # 6909003350027

PIXIAN DOUBANJIANG​ - chile bean paste

HOW CHILE BEAN PASTE IS MADE

First step is picking the ripest red two golden strips chiles (er jin tiao), washing them, and finely dicing them. Then broad (fava) beans are washed, boiled, and added to the diced chiles. Salt and wheat flour are mixed in. The bean paste is stirred daily and allowed to sit exposed to the sun, and covered on rainy days. This process ferments the product over a period of months. 


HISTORY

Originating from the reign of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty (1688), Pixian County Chile Bean Paste is a kind of condiment made by the residents in western Sichuan. It's made of native products such as salty chilli and pickle. About 100 years later, during the reign of Emperor Xian Feng, a successor of Chen's, Chen Shouxin who styled himself as "Yi Qian", established Yifenghe, a garden of pickles. With years of endeavor, Chen Shouxin created a secret receipt on his own, and changed the name of salty chili into chile bean paste. Pixian County Chile Bean Paste came out in this way, and Yifenghe Garden was deemed as the real ancestor of Pixian Chile Bean Paste.


In 1955, in support of government policy, Yifenghe became Pixian County Pickles Garden under the joint state-private ownership, and was later changed into Pixian County Bean Paste Factory, manufacturing the products under the brand of "Juan Cheng". In April 1999, approved by Sichuan Provincial Commission for Restructuring the Economic System, three key state-owned enterprises including Pixian County Bean Paste Factory, merged into Sichuan Province Pixian County Bean Paste Co., Ltd. on the basis of stock system reform.


Located at No. 180, Southern Street, Pitong Town, Pixian County, Chengdu, our company covers an area of about 100,000sqm, with total assets of RMB90 million and annual sales of RMB80 million. Our company has more than 400 employees, among whom 200 are technicians from colleges or technical secondary schools. With an annual output of more than 20 thousand tons of Pixian County Chile Bean Paste and relevant products under "Juan Cheng" brand, our company is the oldest condiment manufacturer in Southwest China.


Besides the popularity in many main cities in China, Pixian County Chile Bean Paste and relevant products under "Juan Cheng" brand are also distributed to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Yugoslavia, the Unites States, and other countries and regions. Our products are even directly delivered to more than 200 counties and regions through foreign trade and overseas offices of China. Pixian County Bean Paste ordered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs each year has already entered into different embassies for the reception of guests.


With our strength in Pixian County Bean Paste under "Juan Cheng" brand, our company becomes a benchmarking enterprise in the industry of bean paste. As the real ancestor of bean paste, our company is the first in obtaining export rights in bean paste industry, and is the only enterprise engaged in modern cultivation of intangible cultural heritage and traditional manufacture technique of Pixian County Chile Bean Paste.

Our first product offering is Pixian Doubanjiang Chile Bean Paste. Sourced from Pi County, just outside of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, this is the original Chile Bean Paste with a history dating back to 1688. Chile bean paste is the preferred term in English, but it also known as chili bean paste, chilli bean paste, toban djan and toban jfan.


The Pixian Douban we sell is made with fresh two golden strips chile (er jin tiao), fava (broad) beans, wheat flour and salt with zero preservatives. It is certified as organic. Beware of the mass-market made douban that is made with soybeans, and might likely contain preservatives and oils.

PRONUNCIATION

We think understanding how words are pronounced and what they literally mean is not only interesting, but creates a bond with the product and the people who make it. The table below explains this:


CHINESE CHARACTERS: 郫 县 豆 瓣 酱
PIN YIN TRANSLATION: pí xiàn dòu bàn jiàng
PRONUNCIATION: pee?  she-N doh ban jahng
LITERAL TRANSLATION: pi county bean segments sauce
KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS: Pixian Chile Bean Paste


Note on Chinese words: Chinese is a tonal language. The up accent on 'pi' is pronounced like a question. The balance of the words uses a down accent and this is best understood as a firm sound, like 'no' in English. 'X' in Chinese sounds like 'sh' in English.