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Excellent miso write-up

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Good post on miso:

I love miso. It’s delicious, savory, salty, low in calories – but high in sodium – and easy to use.

So, what is miso?  At its most basic, miso is a paste made from fermented soy beans. Sometimes other components are fermented along with the soybeans, such as rice, barley, or ginger.  Miso is very versatile.  It’s soft texture (a little like canned pumpkin, only a little thicker) makes it easy to use as a sandwich spread, marinade, soup base, salad dressing – all sorts of things.  In Japanese cuisine, there’s even a sauce called tamamiso, which is a sauce of egg yolks and miso, among other things.  It’s like a Japanese version of Hollandaise.  Chances are, if you’ve ever had geoduck sashimi, you’ve had it.  In Japan, miso soup is a traditional foundation for breakfast (so I’ve read. I have, alas, not yet been to Japan, although I am pretty sure I was Japanese in a former life).

Because I love salt, I think one of the reasons I love miso so much is because of its saltiness.  But also, it is a very satisfying, considering its very low caloric content (35 calories per tablespoon).

Another great thing about miso is …

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Written by Leisureguy

21 April 2009 at 12:32 pm

Posted in Daily life, Food, Health

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