Miso: The Ancient Vegan Superfood

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It has been enjoyed throughout Asia for centuries as a delicious soup and as a cooking ingredient with great health credentials. Miso is highly nutritious, packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, protein and minerals that keep you healthy and well.

We decided early on in the creation of our Miso Tasty soups that we wanted them to be suitable for vegans. We didn’t want to compromise on flavour, but we did want everyone to be able to enjoy them! As a result, we had to veer away slightly from the traditional method of making miso soup which uses bonito (fish) stock, and replace it with mineral-rich kelp granules which contain high levels of umami.

Miso Tasty soups are naturally high in protein: they contain all the essential amino acids. Our soups are a great source of vitamins B2 and K, and also of copper and manganese. What’s more, enjoying miso soup regularly will act as daily protection against the effects of urbanisation – the binding agent zybicolin in miso is effective in detoxifying the body through the unavoidable industrial pollution and artificial chemicals in the soil and food system.

Miso Tasty soups make a great snack, light lunch, or accompaniment to a meal, but we also love adding other nutritious ingredients to them to make a more substantial, vitamin-packed vegan lunch or supper. This superfood filled miso soup is one of our favourites. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 x Miso Tasty Spicy Aka soup
  • A handful of broccoli florets
  • 1 cupful of quinoa
  • 1 red chilli
  • Few kale leaves
  • Handful alfafa sprouts

Method

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions
  2. Steam the broccoli for 5 minutes until softer, but still bright green
  3. Shred the kale leaves and finely slice the red chilli
  4. Make up the miso soup as per packed instructions
  5. Add the cooked quinoa to the soup, drop in the broccoli and kale, and sprinkle the chilli and alfafa sprouts on top!

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