This mushroom miso soup is a simple tasty meal idea that combines the health-boosting benefits of bone broth with gut-boosting miso and the powerful health benefits of mushrooms.
For this recipe you can go with the mini portabello mushrooms as listed (or slice a regular portobello mushroom), or for even more health benefits why not try Shiitake mushrooms.
Shiitake, also known as Black Forest mushroom (scientific name Lentinula edodes) is native to Japan, Korea, and China and is one of the most popular and best studied medicinal mushrooms around today. Both fresh and dried forms of Shiitake are common ingredients in East Asian cooking.
In recent years, this exotic fungus, which grows naturally on dead and dying broad-leaf Asian oaks and beeches, is being carefully studied to understand its many health benefits. Shiitake is known to contain many potent bioactive compounds, including the polysaccharide beta-D-glucan known as “Lentinan,” which has been the subject of several studies for its potential anticancer benefits. For instance, Lentinan has been approved as a complementary therapy for the treatment of gastric cancer in Japan.
Some Considerations About Soy
Miso is a paste traditionally made from fermented soy beans. There is currently much debate about the health safety of consuming products made with soy − particularly as it pertains to breast health. One common school of thought among many health experts is to avoid genetically modified (GMO) soy and any products containing “soy protein isolate” which has become a pervasive ingredient in processed foods.
On the other hand, naturally fermented soy products such as tempeh, soy sauce, and miso are generally considered safe to consume (and even beneficial) in small quantities. As miso is a fermented product, it also contains bacteria that can contribute to a healthy gut.
According to the USDA, 94% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. For the recipe below, look for a high quality organic miso paste. Otherwise it will more than likely be produced from genetically-modified soy.
Note that the “mello white miso” called for in the recipe is a lighter kind of miso that is fermented for a shorter time and contains less salt than traditional miso. It also has a more delicate taste than traditional miso.
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