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What is Miso?


Miso's principal ingredient, the soybean, provides vital amino acids for our bodies, but that's just the beginning. Because of Miso's healthful qualities, Marukome's mission has always been to produce Miso that contributes to the health and wellness of individuals, and by extension to society as a whole.

Some nutritional highlights of a single cup of Miso soup (138g):

Calories: 36 - 90 (depends on what vegetable or meat is used)
Protein: 16 g
Carbohydrate: 38.5 g
Total Fat: 8.3 g
Fiber: 7.4 g

Miso is an excellent source of iron (3.75 mg), zinc (4.5 mg), and riboflavin (0.34 mg), and a good source of magnesium (58 mg)

Nutrition of Miso

The Japanese have always attributed cleaning and detoxifying qualities to the traditional morning bowl of Miso soup, and small wonder Miso soup is full of ingredients and properties that contribute to good nutrition and health, including:

Protein: Reduces blood cholesterol, maintains blood-vessel elasticity, prevents cerebral apoplexy
Vitamin B2: Promotes oxidation-reduction
Vitamin B12: Helps blood formation, reduces mental fatigue
Vitamin E: Inhibits generation of lipid peroxide, promotes anti-aging
Enzymes: Aids in digestion
Sabonin: Inhibits generation of lipid peroxide; prevents hardening of the arteries; prevents mental deterioration
Tripsin inhibitors: Anti-cancer and anti-diabetes properties
Isoflavone: Deoxidation
Colins: Prevents fatty liver
Lecithin: Reduces blood cholesterol, prevents hardening of the arteries, prevents mental deterioration
Prostaglandin E: Prevents high blood pressure
Brown pigment: Inhibits generation of lipid peroxides and has anti-aging properties
Dietary fiber: Reduces blood pressure, helps prevent colon cancer