If you’re looking to jump out of your seat, grab the person sitting closest to you by the shirt collar and scream: “miso happy” or “miso healthy,” maybe it’s time you dipped your spoon into a healthy helping of Ginger Miso.
Miso is a paste. It is produced by fermenting barley, rice and/or soybeans. (The most common form of Miso is made with soybeans). Soybeans are a huge source of protein, and it’s believed that soy protein may reduce the risk of CHD (coronary heart disease), by lowering blood cholesterol and LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels. Aside from soybeans, Miso has a long list of active ingredients. Miso contains several vitamins like B2, B12, Vitamin C, and vitamin E. Miso is also a strong source for calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and algiric acid.
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