The Benefits of Miso
Miso is a Japanese condiment that comes in the form of a fermented paste made usually from soy beans but sometimes peas or other grains.
Its famous for its use as soup but there are many other ways to use miso in your kitchen like spreads on crackers, dips, sauces and marinades.
Miso has some wonderful health properties for example it is a complete protein which means it contains all the amino acids which is particularly important for vegetarians.
It is also fermented which is great for supporting gut health by helping to stabilise and balance the digestive tract which is useful for those who have a sensitive stomach or irritable bowel.
It contains probiotics which further helps to keep digestion in check as it keeps good gut bacteria healthy.
It contains many B vitamins, as well as Zinc,Copper , Calcium and Iron too.
Miso paste is best added to a soup after you take it off the heat so it retains all the goodness listed above.
Nb: Miso contains sodium so it is important to have it along with a balanced diet and for those who have to watch their sodium levels to monitor their levels.
QUICK & SIMPLE VEGETARIAN MISO SOUP
2 cups vegetable stock
1 tbs Miso paste
1 Scallion (chopped)
1x 250g Silken tofu diced (Gently)
Bring your stock to the boil and then remove from the heat and set aside.
Prepare your scallion and silken tofu.
In a separate bowl, take ¼ cup of hot warm stock and mix with your Miso paste to dissolve.
Add the Miso stock back to the warmed stock and combine.
Lastly add the tofu and scallions.