Why You’ll Love It
About This Brand
Freeze-dried Organic Miso (Water, Soybeans, Rice, Salt, Koji Culture [Aspergillus Oryzae]), Freeze-dried Organic Tofu (Soybeans, Water, Nigari [Magnesium Chloride]), Onion Powder, Onions, Wakame Seaweed, Parsley.
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Why You’ll Love Organic Traditional Miso-Cup
Delicious meals and busy lifestyles are hard to balance—until now, that is. Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup is considered a Godsend to organic soup lovers who want to take a nutritious and satisfying meal on-the-go. Whether racing to get the kids to after school activities, spending a long day at the office, or making a weekend getaway to go camping, this Japanese-style soup is filled with bold miso taste and simple wholesome ingredients. Don't forget the health benefits either! This soup is vegan, gluten-free, and full of amino acids that are naturally derived from miso’s cultured rice and legume ingredients.
About Edward & Sons
Edward & Sons is a brand that firmly stands by their motto, “Convenience Without Compromise”. They believe that people shouldn’t have to choose between foods that nourish their body and foods that are easy to pack. Luckily, their entire line uses as few ingredients as possible, leaving out excess sodium, unnecessary sugars, mystery additives, and artificial ingredients. The products they sell are especially good for those with food allergies and definitely don’t lack any taste with their vegetarian or vegan options. But that’s not all—another reason to try Edward & Sons is because of their incredible mission that supports plant-based diets, organic agriculture, Fair Trade, and sustainable practices.
History of miso
The origins of miso can be traced all the way back to 4th century B.C. in China. Originally called Hisio, it was a paste that resulted from the fermenting mixture of soybeans, wheat, alcohol, and salt. It then made its way to Japan in the 7th century where the process of making it was refined, and quickly became a staple in the Japanese diet.
Today, miso is made with fermented soybeans, salt, and a variety of other ingredients such as rice or barley. Miso itself is a thick paste that looks similar to hummus, but mixing it in with a bit of stock creates a wonderfully earthy, salty, and savory soup, like Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup. It’s not only satisfying to the soul, but has been enjoyed for centuries due to its high nutritional value and health benefits.
The nutrition behind Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup
Aside from being a low calorie alternative to soups, Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup has isoflavones, lactic acid bacteria, and protein, which provide a number of health benefits.
- Isoflavones: Soybeans are a rich source of isoflavones, a class of phytochemicals. They can help fight off disease, prevent buildup of arterial plaque, and stimulate bone formation. It’s also suggested to be helpful in reducing cancer-causing effects of human estrogen and prevent prostate cancer by hindering cell growth.
- Lactic acid bacteria: The savory flavor in miso comes from the fermentation, a metabolic process that turns sugar into acids, gases, or alcohol (in this case it’s acids). Fermented foods contain natural bacteria that feed on the sugar and starch to create lactic acid. This process preserves the food and creates beneficial enzymes, omega-3 fatty acids, b-vitamins, and multiple strains of probiotics. Feeling weird that bacteria is living inside the body, don’t worry—not all bacteria is bad: the body has naturally occurring bacteria in the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine which help to break down food, absorb nutrients, and keep digestion on track. A healthy gut means a healthy body , and it can even affect mood, weight, energy levels, and mental health.
- Protein: A strong foundation for the body derives from protein, which helps build muscles and bones, as well as keeps bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin feeling strong and elastic. Without it, people tend to feel lethargic and low in energy because their body has to work harder to build and repair tissue. By simply increasing protein sources, people feel much more energetic. Additionally, the protein found in red blood cells (hemoglobin) provides the body with oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide, essentially keeping the body in prime working order. Because of the protein in Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup, it’s an excellent choice for vegetarians or vegans who need to up their intake.
Recipes to try with Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup
Soup can easily be enjoyed alone or paired with breads, sandwiches, fresh vegetables, or salads for a well-rounded meal. Here are a few easy recipes Thrive Market recommends to try with Edward & Sons Organic Traditional Miso Cup.
There’s nothing more comforting than a hot cup of soup and some fresh bread to dip into it. Check out this amazing Paleo bread recipe that is made with almond flour for an extra moist and chewy texture. The ground cumin adds in some memorable spice, but try switching it up with rosemary or olives for other delectable options. Eat by itself with soup or spread on Artisana Organic Raw Vegan Coconut Butter for a hearty lunch.
Salad might not sound like the easiest thing to pack up and take on-the-go, but really all that’s needed is a little tupperware and these amazing, fresh ingredients. Enjoy crisp cucumber crunch, creamy avocado, sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes, salty feta, and a tangy citrus-garlic dressing in every single bite. If chicken isn’t a part of the diet, then sub in tofu or simply go without! There’s plenty of toppings here to keep the body satisfied.
Ah, yes. A classic soup and salad combo done right! Whip up these chickpea patties for the perfect pita sandwich, complete with fresh parsley, crunchy cucumbers, ripe cabbage, and a mouthwatering yogurt sauce. Garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper add in a bit of a kick, making this a memorable lunch that is sure to energize the body throughout the rest of the day. Thrive Market recommends preparing the patties ahead of time and bringing to work for lunch, or enjoy outdoors at a picnic.
Reviews For Organic Traditional Miso-Cup
Based on 23 Reviews
Great to have at work for a quick, warm snack.
- Virginia A
Very good! Light but full of flavor!
Instant Miso Soup
I discovered this right here on Thrive and this Organic Miso Soup is quick and yummy. Adding a few bits of chopped, raw button mushrooms to the broth adds another layer of flavor (the boiling water cooks them sufficiently). Placing a saucer on top of the soup bowl for 5 minutes retains the flavors instead of them being lost in the steam. If you like a soup with more umph, add some cooked, organic ramen style noodles. Enjoy!
Yea Love Miso
This is the perfect lunch or light dinner, I put in some wilted kale or spinach, a wonderful boost of greens with this savory soup. Great price for the product.
I love them
- Marianne Verhagen
I really liked this brand. I didn't find it to be too salty...it was just the way I like it. It doesn't make a lot of soup though, so if you're hungry you might want to add things to it. I added kelp noodles and seaweed
GREAT ON-THE-GO MEAL
I'm afraid that during the work week my lunch consists of a slam-it down meal. The great thing about this soup is that it's fast and easy to make. It fits into the coffee mug at work. It's got all the good stuff I need and yet has the full-bodied, rich flavor I'm looking for in a miso soup. If you haven't much time, but need lunch ... this is the way to go!
No cal soup
This little cup of soup is great for a no cal healthy snack.
miso cup instant
am totally addicted to this product. am in a rehab nursing home for a few weeks and depend on miso to keep healthy gut flora to get stronger and heal faster. when i get home, will add spinach and other veggies.
Miso soup mix
I've been using this product for years. I use for dips, sauces and marinade. Its good for a late night, warm your belly snack.
I first tried it in the gluten free starter pack and became addicted. I'm sure I've ordered over 10 boxes(4 packs each). It's really fast to make and tastes fresh.
Even if it's a little bit too salty, it's easy to do when you don't want cook and you just want a light meal.
These make the perfect lunch meals for me.
best miso I've found and affordable too
finally I can afford to start the day off right! Easiest meal ever:)
Great alternative to a cup of tea and/or a late afternoon snack.
I really enjoy this soup but maybe its because I didn't have that the expectation that it should taste exactly like the restaurant version, which is what other reviewers seemed to have an issue with. The sodium is really low and I love the tasty pieces of seaweed. I like to add a dash of Japanese chili pepper for flavor and like that the this soup seems to have a bit more unami flavor than the other varieties I've tried. Worth a shot especially for the price. I'll continue to buy and find this to be a satisfying and convenient low calorie option on cold days.
Not true miso soup, but good for Non-MSG ans non-Aisan company. Most Miso's have more dehydrated bits and flavoring to bump up the taste. I think I've rather take the time to the Asian market and get the non-MSG instant Miso instead.
No more miso for me!
I love miso soup! But this miso soup is no good. It has no flavor and tastes nothing like restaurant quality soup. I hope to try other brands in the future. The miso is powdered in this brand, so that maybe why there's no flavor.
Not Used To It
This doesn't taste like regular miso soup I've enjoyed in restaurants. Maybe that's why I wasn't particularly fond of it. I don't usually eat miso soup at home, so I'm not sure what a reasonable quality for "instant" miso soup would be. That being said, I'm not particularly fond of this. I'll probably finish the couple that I bought, but I probably won't buy it again. If your used to eating home-bought quality soup instead of restaurant quality, you might like this more.
Too salty for me
I enjoy miso soup mostly when I go to restaurants, but I wanted to try this out to see if they could duplicate the taste, and because it was all natural.
Well, the soup is ok, but a bit too salty for me. I know miso has that flavor, but this was just a little much for my palate. Not a bad soup, but three stars because of the salt aspect.
Tastes as good as a restaurant
I'm a big fan of Japanese food, so miso soup is a standard.
I like these single servings, because they are a natural soup that I can just add hot water to and get my fill of my favorite soup.
The miso is flavorful and robust, and is a great meal replacement that's guilt free because there's no fat or sugar in this product.
- Ellis Dunn
I've purchased it in the past at the grocery store and liked it. I will add veggies and some garbanzo beans to the miso soup and bring it to work for lunch everyday.
- r. p.
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