Can a bowl of Miso a day make a difference to your health and wellbeing?

Published On Wednesday 27 April 2016


What is Miso?

Miso has been eaten in Japan and China for many centuries and has been attracting the attention of many of us because of its health benefits. Miso is a savoury fermented paste which is high in protein and made from soy beans, cereal such as rice or barley, water and salt and can be eaten on a daily basis in miso soup. Miso is fermented for 3 months to 3 years, producing an enzyme-rich nutritional food, hugely beneficial for our digestive health and immune system.

“I feel that miso soup is the most essential part of a person’s diet… I have found that, with very few exceptions, families which make a practice of serving miso soup daily are almost never sick… By enjoying miso soup each day, your constitution will gradually improve and you will develop resistance to disease. I believe that miso belongs to the highest class of medicines, those which help prevent disease and strengthen the body through continued usage.”
Dr Shinichiro Akizuki Director, Saint Francis Hospital, Nagasaki Japan, 1965 and 1972, cited in Shurtleff and Aoyagi’s The Book of Miso, 1983.

Why do we love it so much?

  • It’s a naturally fermented food
  • It aids digestion & strengthens our immunity It's packed full of beneficial minerals
  • It helps protect us from radiation
  • It's quick and easy to make
  • and its delicious too!

Want to get the Spring back in your step?

Join us this May for our first ever Miso Challenge called #misomay - Fancy taking part?

We want you to enjoy the amazing benefits of miso soup so why not try miso soup every day during the month of May? It's FREE to join in and super easy to take part. We like to keep things simple ;-)

By doing this daily you'll also be creating a new healthy habit...

How does it work?

Every day our staff, friends and family will be posting on Facebook and Instagram (#misomay) miso soup suggestions, with recipes and photo's, giving you an abundance of ideas and we'd love you to join in the fun!

  1. We start on Sunday May 1st until the end of the month
  2. Watch the video below explaining how to make your Miso soup
  3. Check out the recipe here
  4. Make Miso soup and post your picture on our Facebook page and on Instagram using the hashtag #misomay and tag us @big_life_organics
  5. The person who posts the best picture or recipe of their miso soup will win a goodie bag full of various miso's, judged by Nicola & David at the end of the month!

To make things easier, we have made up a Miso Kit offering you 10% OFF the full price throughout May, you can purchase this online or in store.

That's it :-)

On your marks, get set, MISO

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