Miso – a treasure house of enzymes!!

One of Japanese superfoods-  miso is a treasure house of enzymes! then you might ask…

WHAT’S ENZYMES and WHY WE NEED TO HAVE THEM MORE?

Home made miso I made! 

 

WHAT’S ENZYME? 
An enzyme is a type of protein found within a cell. Enzymes create chemical reactions in the body. They actually speed up the rate of a chemical reaction to help support life.

WHY ENZYME IS IMPORTANT FOR US? 
The enzymes in your body perform very important tasks!!

These include

  • destroying toxins
  • breaking down food particles during digestion
  • building muscle

HOW WE CAN GET ENZYME? 

FROM YOUR BODY
Enzymes are produced naturally in the body.

FROM FOOD
Raw Fruits and Vegetables.

WHY WE NEED TO HAVE ENZYME CONSCIOUSLY?
Enzymes are easily destroyed or produced less by some factors we face…
These are..

Aging
Enzyme production declines as you age because of the deteriorating state of your organs. Especially the organs responsible for producing your enzymes. As we age these organs sustain gradual cumulative damage which impairs their ability to function properly.

Stress 
Stress can exacerbate the decline in enzyme production. If your body is under chronic pathologic (bad) stress, its ability to repair and recuperate diminishes.

Poor diet 
Poor diets consisting of processed foods that lack nutrients can also diminish digestive enzyme production.Enzymes need minerals as cofactors to help them perform their tasks efficiently. So when your diet lacks nutrients the quality of your digestive enzymes are compromised. You certainly can deplete your own supply of digestive enzymes

Heat (Cooking) 
Enzymes are easily lost when heated over 40C
ENZYME RICH JAPANESE SUPERFOODS — MISO, a treasure house of enzymes!! 

unpasteurised miso
my favourite miso that I use for my cooking classes – organic unpasteurised brown rice miso 

 

Miso includes
Digestive enzymes which are fabulous for healthy gut (REMEMBERHealthy gut 
= immune boost = clear skin =happy mind = weight loss) 

-3 digestive enzymes –
Amylase: break down starch and carbohydratesinto sugar.
Protease: break down protein into amino acids.
Lipase:  breakdown lipids.

Many raw fruits and vegetables are naturally abundant in digestive enzymes but miso Includes the three major digestive PLUS there are about 100 different types of enzymes in rice miso …basically miso is “a treasure house of enzymes”
For example, there are enzyme the body uses to create antioxidants and so on…

ONLY UNPASTEURISED MISO CONTAINS ENZYME! 
Unfortunately, most miso on the market are pasteurised.
Why? If the miso is keep fermenting, it will be darker colour meaning, looks not so nice meaning, not able to sell. So most companies heat the miso to kill the enzyme. Even they are added special chemical to keep the colour nice and make sure to stop further fermentation.
So best miso for your enzyme is to get unpasteurised miso! Or make your own fresh miso! Home made miso has much more nutrients, enzyme and taste fabulous. Also you can choose quality ingredients to make the most of it. Eg, quality mineral rich sea salt ( most miso uses chemical sodium ….)

 

WANT TO MAKE OWN MISO? 
 NOTHING CAN BEAT HOME MADE MISO!!!!! 
Please come and join us this weekend POWER OF MISO! Where you can learn how to make miso EASILY without FAILURE
I am very proudly let you know the way I make miso is so simple and easy unlike the most method. I think I am offering Best miso class in Australia! I learned how to make miso about 20 years ago when I was a working cooking school in Japan. But I learned from serious guru- my aunty who makes massive amount of miso (for her family and community ) every single year for over 40 years.  She knows great tips that I didn’t know. She came to Sydney in 2016 and we made miso together ( afer asking more than 50 questions by email) since then my miso making is much much easier ( of course still tasty! )

Want to make easy miso??
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In Power of miso class, you will get to make miso from scratch but also make some easy dishes using miso! Plus you take home one jar of miso 🙂 When you make miso, it will be much cheaper as well!!!

I am planning to have online miso making class soon. If you want to be notified about it, please make sure to register from here!

Let’s have enzyme rich from now on!!!

Want to cook with miso ? Check my Japanese superfoods cookbook and Cooking with Soy cookbook for miso cooking inspirations!



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