Koku Miso

What is Miso? 

Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning made by fermenting grains such as soybeans, barley, rice with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae) .The result is a thick paste used for making soup, sauces, dressing or marinade  meats and fish.

Koku Miso Soup

 

Our ingredients are simple (mushroom stock, miso, hot water) but how we put it together is nothing short of top quality.

Hand crafted in Sydney, No preservatives, No additives, Naturally fermented in small batches, live cultures, supporting local Australian farmers and businesses.

White Miso

White  miso is aged shorter and pale colour. the most widely produced miso, made in many regions of the country. 

 

Compared with red miso, white miso has a very short fermentation time. The taste is sweet, and the umami is soft or light (compared to red miso).

Red Miso

 

Red miso is aged longer and with a deeper colour.  Due to Maillard reaction (  Sugars formed from the degradation of carbohydrates will also react with these free amino acids to form flavor molecules. when the seasoned food is cooked at high heat.)

 

The depth of color are the formula of  the quantity of soybeans and koji rice used and long fermantation piriod.

Koji

 

Koku Koji is a fermented Japanese product made by treating grain with aspergillus oryzae, a mold that adds a distinct flavour to the rice, which is then used as the backbone for such Japanese condiments as miso paste, soy sauce and sake.

Amazake

Amazake is a traditional sweet, non-alcohol Japanese drink made from fermented traditional Japanese foods made from koji includes misosoy sauce, and sake.

 

In making Koku Amazake, kōji is added to cooled whole grain rice causing enzymes to break down the carbohydrates into simpler unrefined sugars. As the mixture incubates, sweetness develops naturally.

Amazake is believed to be very nutritious. It contains vitamin B1, B2, B6, folic acid, dietary fiber, oligosaccharide, cysteine, arginine and glutamine.It is often considered a hangover cure in Japan.

 

Benefits of Koku Miso

Benefits of Koku Miso

  1. All natural, gluten free, vegan friendly
    Our products are all natural with no preservatives.​ It contains no gluten and it's a great tasting vegan friendly food.​

     

  2. It’s good for your gut.
    The key to a healthy gut is eating plenty of fermented foods. Koku Miso is fermented food that has beneficial unpasteurised probiotic cultures and digestive enzymes that builds your inner eco system. This boosts digestion and heals your gut by improving chronic conditions such as leaky gut, candida, and gut dysbiosis. 

     

  3.  High in antioxidants. (Anti-inflammatory & cholesterol lowering)
    Chronic inflammation impairs your body’s natural healing processes, and when left untreated, it can lead to chronic illness and disease, such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). One of the most effective ways to prevent and address chronic inflammation is by regularly including anti-inflammatory foods your diet.

    Koku Miso soup has powerful anti-inflammatory properties because it's rich in soya-saponins, a type of antioxidant shown to reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels.

     

  4. It may help reduce the risk of certain caners
    Multiple studies suggest that regularly consuming miso soup may help reduce the risk of stomach cancer and breast cancer. This is due to the soya-saponins & iso-flavones found in Koku Miso.

    Soya-saponins are also known to have anti-tumour effects, lowering risks of cancer. 

    Iso-flavones found in soy which, like soya-saponins, have antioxidant effects. A half cup of miso soup is said to contain close to 60 milligrams of iso-flavones, whereas soy milk contains only 10-20 milligrams per cup.

     

  5. Essential amino acids & vitamins, proteins, electrolytes and trace minerals
    It contains essential vitamins including B1, B2, B6, E, K, Folic Acid, and trace minerals such as copper, manganese, iron, and selenium, as well as electrolytes such as magnesium and phosphorus.

     

  6. Fantastic hangover and post-workout recovery
    Koku Miso soup is also a fantastic hangover cure and help boost your recovery from exercise workouts. Just make sure to also consume a good amount of water, due to the high sodium content.

     

  7. Boosts immunity
    Since 80% of immune system cells are found in your gut, Koku Miso is crucial for strengthening your immunity. The essential vitamins and minerals in miso also provide an immune system boost. In fact, not only is gut health directly linked to your immune system, but it also influences your skin (known as the gut-skin axis) and your brain (the gut-brain axis). This means Koku Miso soup may help promote skin health and and improve cognitive function.