An introduction to MISO
Miso is a Japanese fermented foodstuff which is created
through the fermentation of soy beans, rice, barley, and other grains.
It is a fundamental Japanese flavoring which has been used since ancient times.
Of the misos, barley miso uses a higher ratio of barley mold and features the aroma
of barley and a more smooth sweetness than standard miso.
Because it was often created by farming families for private use,
it is also known as "rural miso".