What is Miso? And why should we be eating it regularly?

Miso has become a staple of the Japanese diet. It has a distinctive umami flavour which can be used in all types of dishes, including broths, soups, salad dressings, stews, and marinades. Its biggest draw factor, however, is the huge amounts of health benefits it appears to offer. If eaten regularly, it is considered to contribute to increased overall health and longevity. So… what is miso, and why is it so healthy?


Miso is a live fermented food made from soybeans. The fermentation process involved in the production of miso promotes levels of beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, which help improve the balance of gut microbes and therefore the function of your digestive system.  It is also thought to contain many vitamins, such as vitamins K and B12, making miso highly nutritious and supportive to the immune system if eaten regularly. Therefore, regularly including miso as a part of your diet may help you reap these following health benefits:

  • Improve digestion
  • Boost immune system
  • Alleviate menopausal symptoms
  • Support bone health
  • Reduced risk of stomach cancer


King Soba’s Organic Mighty Miso Instant Soup comes in 3 flavours: Tofu & Ginger, Pumpkin & Vegetables, and Edamame Beans. Each of these flavours contain 6 sachets of instant, powdered miso soup which is organic, gluten-free and absolutely delicious.

What’s even better is that our Organic Mighty Miso Soup is convenient and quick to make, making it easy to incorporate into your diet. All you need to do is mix one of the sachets with boiling water and leave for 2-3 minutes, whilst the flavour develops.

If you needed any more reason to give it a go, all of our products have been manufactured to Organic Standards which prohibit the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and promote sustainable methods of farming to protect our environment.

Shop our Organic Mighty Miso here

Recipe idea: follow this recipe by the lovely Bettina Campolucci Bordi, which uses our Organic Mighty Miso as a broth base for a hearty ramen.

Similar products: our Organic Instant Ramen Cups contain a sachet of organic miso paste, which are perfect for a healthy snack on the go!