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A World of Fermentation — Why Miso Matters

Miso2Fermentation isn’t something new. Long before fermented “live” foods became all the rage in upscale aisles, our ancestors were hard at work perfecting the process to preserve food.  Long winters and short growing seasons made them the masters of invention in using fermentation to extend the availability of the food supply.  Across cultures people utilized the process to create and enjoy cheese, wine and beer. One of the most ancient and healthiest of the fermented foods is miso, みそ or 味噌,which originated in Japan, as early as 14,000 BC in the Neolithic era. Of all the fermented food, what makes miso so special? Continue reading “A World of Fermentation — Why Miso Matters”