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CLEAR JAPANESE KOMBU SOUP

   

Serves 1-2

Kombu is a sea vegetable, and is widely used in Japanese cuisine. It not only taste good, it contains the widest and richest range of mineral content in the vegetable family. By a happy coincidence, the ratio and concentration of these minerals closely resemble our human blood mineral content and ratio.

Here is a simple, fast, nutritious, and easy to prepare Japanese Kombu Soup. Kombu, which is rich in iodine, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, and iron, also contains lignans which are believed to have anti-cancer properties. 20 grams of kombu has over 200 per cent of the RDA for iodine.

Ingredients

10 cm (about 4 inches) Kombu
2 teaspoons Hatchio Miso
700ml water
20 gm each Carrot, radish, turnip (cut into cubes)
1 teaspoon Shoyu sauce
Spring onion Finely cut for use as garnish

 

Method

1. Put the Kombu in a pot, add water and bring to boil.

2. Remove the Kombu. Saving it to use again.

3. Add carrot, radish and turnip to theboiled water, and cook for 5 minutes.

4. Add in Shoyu.

5. Pour the soup to a bowl

6. Add in Miso and garnish with chopped spring onion.

Nutritional info
Protein: Low
Saturated fat: Low
Unsat Fat: Low
GI: Low
Insoluble fibre: Med
Cholesterol: Low
Antioxidant: High
Vitamin & minerals: High

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