I always thought miso soup was a Japanese soup that is made from a blend of spices. Well, the Dr. Oz Show proved me wrong! It is actually a paste that is produced by fermented soybeans. This was a shocking and exciting revelation to me. I began scouring the internet to figure out where I could buy it and what the benefits were.
- Miso paste may decrease cholesterol and prevent cancer.
- It contains living enzymes that aid in healthy digestion, but it is important to never boil the paste, as it will kill the beneficial living enzymes.
- Contains significant amounts of zinc, manganese, and copper.
I found it at Earth Fare in the refrigerated section.
Miso paste can be made from rice, barley, and chickpeas also. The paste can range in color from light to dark. The lighter the color, the more mellow it will taste while the dark paste will have a more intense flavor.
To make miso soup, boil some water with your choice of vegetables and tofu. Some choices could include:
Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Add 2 teaspoons of miso paste to your bowl and stir until dissolved.