Hayashibara began business in 1883 as a starch syrup manufacturer in Okayama, Japan. Since that time it has developed into an R&D-based company that conducts research along unique lines not conceived of, pursued by other companies. Hayashibara has through our continued commitment to R&D, become acknowledged as a leading innovator in carbohydrate technology. But beyond that, Hayashibara has contributed to advances in a wide range of fields, including food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals