Miso is a salty paste made from fermented beans, most often soy beans, but it could also be made from grains. It comes in many different colors.
The fermentation provides an incredible depth of flavor that gives miso an umami quality, but it is also loaded with health benefits, such as:
- relieving fatigue
- regulating digestive and intestinal functions
- protecting against gastric ulcers
- decreasing cholesterol and blood pressure levels
- preventing inflammation
- lowering risk for diseases associated with lifestyle factors, like cancers and heart disease