Most important foods for our well-being

Natto – A Japanese Delicacy

Article by: Roland Hoesslin Natto is a wonder food, a superfood.  It is a Japanese delicacy particularly favoured by the residents of Tokyo and the...

The Kuzu plant (Pueraria lobata)

The kuzu plant is one of the largest vegetable roots in the world, the average weight of each is around 90kg. Its leaves and root have long been us...

Grains

All grains contain phytic acid (an organic acid in which phosphorous is bound) in the outer layer or bran. Phytic acid can combine with calcium, m...

Brown rice

Brown rice and white rice have similar amounts of calories and carbohydrates. 
The main differences between the two forms of rice lie in processin...

Lacto-fermentation

The art of culturing our food with lactic acid bacteria has been around for generations. And yet, we have forgotten about all that goodness that i...

Miso

By studying diet and food intensively, I know Miso to be the most important and pivotal food for the Japanese people. Miso is a traditional food i...