We offer naturally fermented miso aged in wooden casks using a traditional koji culture and time-honored production methods. Soybeans in their original form are very difficult to digest and assimilate. The fermentation process enables the superior nutritional characteristics of the soybean to be assimilated readily by the system. Miso is ideal for vegetarians who need high quality protein in their diets. The different kinds of miso, i.e. rice (genmai and kome), barley (mugi) and soybean (hatcho) refers to the grain that has been inoculated with koji before it is blended with the soybeans. The use of whole, premium ingredients and unhurried, natural aging in seasoned wooden casks give Mitoku misos and soy sauces depth of character and health benefits that cannot be duplicated by accelerated, high temperature incubation in plastic, stainless steel or fiberglass tanks.
Onozaki Family brown rice miso is a "Country-Style" miso made from the finest organic whole soybeans, cultured organic brown rice, pure water and sea salt, aged in huge cedar kegs at natural temperatures for just under two years. This superb, unpasteurized miso adds rich flavor and concentrated goodness to sauces, spreads, baked dishes, soups and stews, light enough for daily use. Made entirely by hand and simply irresistible. A light, slightly sweet miso, great for people new to miso. Unpasteurized. Aged 24 Months.