Tag: Japan

Natto is a Japanese speciality made of fermented soybeans. Legend says that it was discovered a thousand years ago (around 1051 AD) and was studied for the ...

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Miso (みそ or 味噌) is a traditional Japanese and Chinese fermented ingredient that has been used for centuries. Its paste is made by fermenting soybeans with ...

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Daikon (大根  - Japanese radish or 'big root') are white, large, long, hard, and crunchy vegetables from the radish family. They're somewhat similar in ...

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Scientists are always looking for ways to enhance sports performance. Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a method of improving muscle tone, size and ...

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I have to be honest, I had no idea what adzuki (aka English red mung) beans were up until last year... On a typical weekday afternoon, I was strolling through ...

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Lion's mane mushroom, or the bearded hedgehog, is a medicinal, parasitic fungus found in North America, China, Japan and Europe. With the most common species ...

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Another of the major league medicinal mushrooms, reishi or 'Ganoderma lucidum', is native to several regions across Asia, such as Korea, China and Japan and ...

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Perilla (aka, shiso, beefsteak plant, Chinese basil and purple mint) originally came from China until migrating to Japan in the 8th century, Perilla quickly ...

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Edamame beans are young, immature soybeans (also known as 'Glycine max') that are harvested prior to the bean's natural hardening process. These beans have a ...

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When we are trying to lose weight, get leaner and manage our blood sugar levels, carbohydrates can unfortunately often be referred to as the ‘culprit of ...

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Gymnastics have become more and more popular especially at the Olympic Games over the years and it’s become one of the most competitive, talent-filled events ...

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