Miso is an actual Japanese SUPERFOOD! It has countless health benefits and there are various ways to use miso in cooking. But would you think the humble miso soup can be a perfectly balanced meal by itself?
The nutrient level and amino acids in miso that work together to boost your immunity, increase your energy and clear your skin are all AMAZING!
MISO – A NUTRIENT POWERHOUSE
You might question “then how is a bowl of miso soup a perfectly balanced meal?”
Do you know that miso is a nutrient powerhouse? Miso contains more than 400 health components!
Why? – The secret is KOJI, the Japanese culture!
Once koji is fermented with rice (most miso is actually using koji and rice to ferment soybeans), about 400 health components are produced.
Isn’t Miso, or to be precise, KOJI fermented foods, amazing??
Here’s the VERY, VERY easy trick to make miso a TOTALLY BALANCED MEAL
The only things that miso actually lacks are vitamin A and vitamin C. That’s it! so you can simply add vitamin A- and C-rich foods into your miso soup or eat as a side dish, which is super easy to do! And then, your bowl of miso soup will be a perfectly balanced, amazingly nutritious meal.
So here are some examples for foods that are rich in Vitamin A & C that you can add to your miso soup:
- Foods rich in BOTH vitamin A and vitamin C:
- Orange sweet potato
- Seaweeds ( eg, wakame)
- Foods rich in vitamin A:
- Eggs (crack eggs and cook well with dashi before adding the miso. It looks like poached egg in miso soup)
- Foods rich in vitamin C:
- Brussel sprouts
Miso soup with wakame (seaweed) and tofu – I would have a larger bowl if I was having miso soup as a meal
You can pick and choose whatever you would like to add to your miso soup – there are no limits! But don’t feel like you have to add vitamin A- AND vitamin C-rich food… You can always, for example, add carrot to your miso soup and have a mandarin later; or have a cup of matcha green tea after dinner – which is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, too!
Just make sure you have the miso that will benefit your health the most – UNPASTEURISED and ORGANIC ones!
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