What is Miso

Miso is a versatile food. In its traditional form, it comes in a textured paste that is rich and complex in flavor, slightly denser than hummus in consistency, and full of important nutrients. It comes in dozens of varieties and can be used to make miso soup, delicious meat and fish marinades, vegetable stir fries, and much more.

Miso in Japan

Miso has been a staple of the healthy Japanese diet for hundreds of years. Marukome is Japan’s biggest producer of miso, making over 100,000 tons every year. Because more and more countries are discovering the health benefits of fermented foods, miso is rapidly gaining popularity outside of Japan—in the United States and globally.