|For the soup base|
|½ tsp||Fresh ginger|
|For the broth|
|1 liter||Tap water|
|6 tbsp||Soy sauce (tamari)|
|For the seasoning and garnish|
|1 dash||Black pepper|
|Nutritional Information per person||Female||Male|
|Saturated Fats||0.21 g||1.0%||0.7%|
|Protein (albumin)||6.2 g||12.5%||10.4%|
|Cooking Salt (Na)||5,315 mg||221.5%||221.5%|
For the soup broth
Peel the carrots and ginger and wash the mushrooms, zucchini, scallions, and celery.
Cut the vegetables into bite-size pieces and finely chop the ginger. Divide the wakame equally into the soup bowls.
As an alternative to wakame, you can use a sheet of nori. Simply tear it into small pieces and divide into the bowls.
Divide the chopped vegetable equally into the soup bowls.
For the broth
Combine the tamari and unpasteurized miso with a little water using a fork or an immersion blender to make a broth.
Pour the broth into a larger container. Bring the remaining water to a boil and then let cool until the temperature is below 41°C.
For the seasoning and garnish
Combine the warm water with the broth, season to taste with salt and pepper, and pour on top of the vegetables in the individual soup bowls.
Garnish each serving with a lemon wedge and serve the Japanese miso soup while it is still warm.
Iodine and algae: With algae, you should look and see how much iodine it contains. Iodine is an essential trace element that occurs primarily in the form of iodide and is especially important for the production of certain thyroid hormones. A deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, but if you consume too much it can overburden your thyroid and be harmful to your health. The type of iodine found in algae depends on the type of algae, time of harvest, location, and processing.
How do I know if certain ingredients are raw: When it comes to products such as soy sauce (tamari), miso, and wakame, you have to read the labels to know if they are raw. Most of the soy sauces and miso in Europe contain some ingredients that have been steamed and are therefore no longer raw. Wakame can also be processed and dried in different ways and is therefore not always raw.
High salt content: The higher salt content is primarily a result of the soy sauce (tamari) and miso contained in the soup. Consuming too much salt is very unhealthy and it is best to reduce the amount of salt you consume. A total of 2.5 g of table salt (1 g of sodium) per day is optimal, especially if you have high blood pressure. For an adult, ten tablespoons of pure table salt would be lethal. (You can click on the ingredient salt to read more).
Peeling ginger: It works best to peel ginger using the sharp outer edge of a spoon. With the outer edge of the spoon, you can scrape off only the brown skin and none of the inner yellow part is wasted.
Alternative to wakame: You can use nori sheets instead of wakame.