5 Things About Miso You Need To Know
How much do you know about miso? Perhaps you know it's an ingredient you need when making a miso soup, but do you know what miso really is and how much it is beneficial to your health? If not, go through this post to get answers to your questions.
1: What is Miso (味噌)...?
Generally speaking, miso is made from a mixture of fermented soybeans, salt, and koji mold. Sometimes rice and barley are added in order to give some accent to its taste. It even takes few years until it becomes ready to be used as a seasoning. The process of making miso can be divided into two parts, the fermentation process, and the aging process.
Besides miso soup, miso can be used in many ways, simply adding some flavor to your daily cuisine, and sometimes pickling vegetables and fish slices!
2: Are there any different kinds of miso?
By adding some rice, your miso can be "Komemiso", and a miso made with a mixture of barley or oat is called "Mugimiso".
3: Is Miso good for your health?
Some people even say that having miso can decrease the risk of having cancer. How incredible miso can be!
Probably some of you might be skeptical about these facts just because miso contains a lot of salt as one of its main ingredients. But don't worry about it. Compared to salt, miso contains 30% less salt, which means better use miso whenever you want some saltiness.
Japan is well-known for its long lifespan and miso may be one of the reasons.
4: What do you need when making a miso soup?
5: What can I use Miso besides miso soup?
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