Natto Superfood for Your Bones
Natto Miso is currently available at Corners of the Mouth in Mendocino from a non-gmo company in Sebastopol, CA. For those of you who live elsewhere, Natto may be available at a Japanese market or a good health food store. Natto can be hard to find which is why I want to let you know before it disappears again.
Natto is extremely high in Vitamin K2, which is important to help calcium get into your bones and prevent calcium from depositing in other areas such as the heart. Other fermented foods and grass fed butter also contain K2, but not as much as in Natto.
Natto is a sticky, stinky fermented soy bean product. It's hard for western palates to enjoy Natto the Japanese way, which is mixed with mustard and eaten. As a flavoring and condiment Natto works well. I've come up with a series of non traditional ways to enjoy the complex flavor and nutritional benefits of Natto
* Mix 1 tablespoon Natto with 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon miso. Blend well and use as a salad dressing.
*Mix 1 tablespoon Natto into each bowl of cooked soup - lentil, vegetable, bone broth, chicken soup. The soy bean pieces are mild and tasty in this form.
* Mix 1 whole container into a tomato sauce with onions and mushrooms. Serve over pasta with Parmesan and fresh grated garlic.
* The choices are endless if you use Natto as a flavoring as you would turmeric or miso, just trying to add a bit of zing and nutrition to every dish.
Sincerely, Anna Rathbun