What is Miso?

Miso is a paste made by fermenting soybeans and/or rice and barley with salt and a fungus called Kojikin.

Miso is normally salty, but its flavour depends on how it is produced and the ingredients that are combined with it.

Miso paste is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and probiotics. It really is a super food.

The best healthy diet includes miso soup. Why?

  • It's a good source of Vitamin B12.
  • 1 tablespoon of miso paste contains 2 grams of protein and just 25 calories
  • High in zinc, for healthy immune function
  • High in antioxidants
  • Anti-ageing – protects from free radicals that cause signs of ageing.
  • Nourishing for the intestines and supports proper digestion.
  • Supports good collagen and elastin for flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints
  • Helps iron get properly absorbed into the body
  • Protection against breast cancer. Japanese women do have a lower incidence and studies have found that miso delays it
  • Protection against the effects of nuclear radiation
  • Antiviral. Miso is very alkalising and strengthening to the immune system, helping to combat viral infections
  • Great eating for healthy skin. Miso contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps your skin stay soft and free of pigments
  • Helps reduce symptoms of menopause. The isoflavones in miso have been shown to reduce hot flushes

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