March 3, 2018
Miso has been a Japanese soul food and super food for more than 1300 years with abundant balanced nutrition. There are some old sayings that “Miso keeps the doctors away” which describes the great effects of miso on preventing from many diseases and maintain health, or “One cup of miso soup has a power of 12km” which means you can walk for 12km with just a cup of miso soup.
In this blog post I will introduce some benefits of incorporating miso into your diet!
3 Benefits Of Eating Miso
Miso is easier to digest and more absorbable than soy beans
Miso is attractive because the components of soybean are decomposed during fermentation by an enzyme called Koji, and the nutrients become a more easily digested and absorbable form in the body. By fermentation, a large amount of essential amino acids and vitamins which are not present in soybean or only a small amount are produced and bring umami flavour and sweetness.
Rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals
Miso contains plenty of micronutrients such as vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, E, K, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, dietary fiber, isoflavone…etc.
You can enjoy as miso soup with a variety of nutritious ingredients
As a basic recipe, miso soup often has wakame seaweed and tofu, but you can arrange ingredients with your favourite vegetables according to the season.
Some other popular ingredients are clams, shimeji mushrooms, daikon radish, carrots, eggs, any leafy vegetables, or so on. (My favourite is pumpkin squash with sliced yellow onion)
Try and find your favourite version of miso soup!
These are some of the benefits of miso, but the best thing I think is it’s rich and gentle flavour with a special calming taste. There are infinite ways to use miso for cooking like as a salad dressing, dipping sauce, stir fry seasoning and variations are infinite. So, if you have not ever used miso yet, go find one in the supermarket and try this delicious healthy flavour today!