Miso Soup: Not Just a Cup of Soup

The Healing Cup of Soup

Most Americans will set aside miso soup and regard it as an unnecessary accompaniment to a regular meal. Or after a Japanese dine-out, you might just have to take it home and let it sit in the fridge forever. It can be a cumbersome process making this at home, but knowing this soup’s healing qualities, you’d make it part of your diet.

Made from soybeans, sea salt and koji (a mold starter), and often mixed with rice, barley or other grains, miso soup is the result of 3 months to a few years of fermentation process. It brings out all its enzymes. Zybicolin, the binding agent in miso, is effective in detoxifying and eliminating elements your body has absorbed through industrial pollution, radioactivity and artificial chemicals in the soil and food system.

You are looking at a food preparation that has been a Japanese staple for thousands of years. The Japanese of today begin their day with a warm bowl of miso to energize their bodies and aid in their digestion.

What’s in Miso Soup

Just what is in miso soup that makes it a powerful, healthy dish?

Miso soup is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids, building blocks of your body organs and systems. It stimulates your stomach digestive juices to make for better digestion. It assimilates all the foods in your intestine and restores the probiotics that are otherwise lost in stomach acid, hence promoting still better digestion. From miso soup, you get vegetable-quality vitamins, B12 in particular.

Miso soup strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid and lowers the levels of your harmful cholesterol. It is high in antioxidants, enhancing your body’s battles against free radicals, reducing your risk for breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers. It amazingly protects against radiation due to dipilocolonic acid, which mixes with heavy metals, and discharges them from the body.

The soup is not just healthy, but also tasty. A wonderful mix of sweet and salty flavors improves the appetite and goes well with a variety of other dishes. Cook with root vegetables, wakame sea vegetable and dark leafy greens to bring out the earthy tones and hearty flavor. Try not to overpower the dish that it becomes strongly salty by using more than enough miso.

Serving Healthy in Issaquah

Experience healthy miso soup at Aji Sushi in Issaquah and take in its enzyme-rich and protein-building deliciousness. We serve only quality and authentic Japanese even in our cups of soup.