Fermented foods like miso are recognised for their “gut friendly” properties and aiding good digestion, joining the good live bacteria family of kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and sourdough.

These “ gut friendly” properties include breaking down and absorbing nutrients therefore helping to keep the ‘bad’ bugs at bay. Miso soup is great for settling a queasy stomach and soothing indigestion.Furthermore , the chemicals produced during fermentation are full of antioxidants which strengthen the immune system.

For the greatest benefits, make sure you go for Miso Tasty’s unpasteurised miso, as the pasteurised versions are heat-treated and will contain only minimal – if any – beneficial bacteria. Top tip ; if you’re using our unpasteurised miso paste, don’t heat your miso to high temperatures, for the same reason as above; just add it to sauces or cooked foods at the end of cooking, or use it in dressings, dips or spreads.

The famously long lives of the Japanese have always been linked to their traditional diet, full of soy, fish, miso and other fermented foods. Today an appreciation between miso and health has spread outside of Japan and is recognised globally as a beneficial fermented food!