Miso is a unique and vital food which, like yogurt, contains lactic acid bacteria and enzymes that aid in digestion and food assimilation. We feature this ingredient in 3 BRU flavors not only because of the myriad of health benefits but also because, well, bone broth shouldn’t taste like bones.
Here are the top 5 reasons why BRU Bone Broth features Miso Master Chickpea Miso as an ingredient.
Chickpea Miso is a soy alternative/gluten free ingredient.
Some people have adverse reactions when they consume gluten; a group of proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. Think diarrhea, stomach pain, tiredness, bloating and depression and for 1% of the population, Celiac Disease. Whether you suffer from Celiac Disease or a non-celiac wheat sensitivity, the Miso Master’s chickpea miso found in BRU is sure to conform to your dietary restrictions. Made with organic garbanzo beans, and less salt than traditional soy-based miso, Miso Master produces the only organic soy-free miso in the natural food industry.
Chickpea Miso contains vital probiotic bacteria.
Considered a short-term aged miso, typically 30-60 days, Chickpea Miso contains an abundant food supply of starches that has not yet been exhausted by the time it is packed and refrigerated. Because there is still abundant food for the lactobacillus bacteria at the end of the cycle, these bacteria are both much more numerous and more active than in long-term soy misos. Miso Master Organic Chickpea Miso, therefore, gives a much more powerful dose of these vital probiotic bacteria essential for proper functioning of the digestive system, in many ways acting like non-dairy yogurt.
Miso Master Chickpea Miso adheres to the organic pledge.
BRU prides itself on being 100% organic, using sustainable and non-GMO ingredients in all 6 flavors. As such, Miso Master’s Chickpea Miso does not contain any genetically engineered or genetically modified seed or spores. No ingredients have been irradiated, extracted using chemical solvents, grown using non-NOP approved fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides, or processed using artificial preservatives, artificial flavorings, or artificial colorings.
Chickpea Miso provides rich, delicious flavor.
If being healthful is the first criteria for eating well, then taste is a close second. The “umami” flavor found in miso (think salty, meaty, rich, and hearty) rounds out the flavors of BRU Bone Broths, providing a deeper, more satisfying taste on the tongue. For BRU Broffee Bone Broth, chickpea miso creates more body for a richer, mole-like flavor. In BRU Cayenne Zen Bone Broth, chickpea miso adds an umami component that pairs nicely with the organic beef broth base, and lends itself to the traditional miso-soup flavor profile. Finally, in BRU Turmeric Ginger, the saltiness of the chickpea miso cuts the spice typically found in those root vegetables and balances the broth.
Miso has cancer related benefits.
A study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that consumption of miso soup and isoflavones, but not of other soyfoods such as soybeans, tofu, deep-fried tofu, or natto was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, particularly in postmenopausal women. Of course, this was a population based, cohort study, but the positive association found between the two is worth talking about!
So the next time you are in the mood for miso soup, or perhaps a protein-rich and nutrient-laden beverage with all the umami goodness, reach for a BRU Cayenne Zen Bone Broth. We promise it will not disappoint even the pickiest of drinkers!
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