Eden Natto Miso is a delicious sweet and spicy condiment or chutney made of whole soybeans and vegetables.
Made since the 1700s, natto miso contains a large proportion of soybeans that when fermented gives it the shiny appearance of the famous Japanese fermented soybeans called 'natto'. Natto Miso is neither a true miso or true natto but a condiment used like natto and fermented like miso.
Eden Natto Miso is made of steamed whole soybeans and barley that are inoculated with seed koji Aspergillus oryzae that is aged and mixed with pieces of chopped ginger root, slivered and mineral rich kombu sea vegetable, barley malt syrup, and salted water. It naturally ferments in wooden kegs for one to three months. The barley malt and short fermentation period make Eden Natto Miso sweet, and the addition of kombu and ginger give it a distinctive flavor.
Many commercial varieties of natto miso are made using genetically engineered koji enzymes and genetically engineered soybeans that are defatted using the caustic petroleum derivative, hexane. These commercial varieties often contain refined sugar, colorings, and other additives. Eden Natto Miso is free of preservatives, refined sugars, and all other additives. It is fermented in the traditional manner.
Use Eden Natto Miso at the table as a condiment that is delicious on cooked whole grain or pasta. Great spread on toast or any Eden cracker. Unlike our other miso, natto miso is not used in miso soups.
Eden offers a large selection of food in bulk sizes for food service professionals and families. Eden Natto Miso in a 22 pound keg is an excellent value for health conscious chefs who appreciate quality, nutrition, safety, and superb flavor.