“A well known Japanese proverb states that a bowl of miso soup each day keeps the doctor away, and traditional folk wisdom abounds with sayings about the value of miso."
From The Book of Miso, by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi, (Ten Speed Press 1983, page 21 and page 25)
Our organic, unpasteurized, traditionally-made miso is healthy and delicious in several varieties, with soybeans, or with chickpeas or azuki beans instead.
Healthwise, miso is known to strengthen the body and to contribute to a healthy microbiome.
Miso is an excellent survival food. Miso was seen to help people to survive the atomic blasts in Japan in WWII*, and many Europeans ate miso for protection after the Chernobyl disaster*.
Use miso in salad dressings, soups, sauces or dips, and spread on vegetables, grains or meats. We have a small recipe book you can order for ideas and instructions.
For a quick probiotic snack, spread a little of any flavor miso on a rice cake or a lettuce wrap, or on fresh raw veggie pieces.
You can mix a spoonful of your favorite miso in a cup of hot water for a nourishing alternative to coffee or tea.