Miso is a staple food in Japanese cuisine, which is most commonly used as a condiment. This is made of fermented soybeans which are ground until they turn into a butter-like paste. In the United States, miso is also becoming popular as a condiment for different recipes.
Each gram of miso contains trytophan, manganese, vitamin K, protein, zinc, copper, dietary fibers and omega 3 fatty acids. Vegetarians are familiar with miso because it is often used as a protein substitute for vegan meals.
The zinc content of miso is great for boosting your immune system. It is also rich in probiotics, which makes miso good for those who are experiencing problems with their digestive tract. Miso is also great for women’s health since it helps reduce the risks of breast cancer. Finally, miso helps in energy production, it improves bone health and the omega 3 fatty acids that it contains is good for the heart.
Enjoy a steaming cup of miso by drinking it like tea before meals – and you can also use it in place of chicken broth for your favorite soup recipe. My favorite is spreading miso and butter over filleted fish, and baking it until the meat is just tenderly cooked. Try it!