Japan has the highest average longevity in
the world, which is partly atributed to a high consumption of soybean
products, especially 'Natto'. A traditional Japanese food, Natto is
steamed soy beans that have been fermented for a few days, with the
addition of some beneficial bacteria (Bacillus Natto). Since Natto is made
from soybeans fermented by Bacillus Natto, it is stiky and has a strong
smell and taste. Because of the smell, some people dislike eating Natto.
But, Natto is known as a nutritious food in Japan, and the popularity has
been increasing in recent years.
Recently its medical benefits have been
widely recognized in Japan resulting in its increased popularity. Some of
its beneficial properties are attributed to its soybean origin. Bacillus
Natto produces various enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients
unique to Natto during its Natto fermentation. It is these unique elements
that give Natto its distinctive health and medical benefits.
By using Natto as an ingredient in some of
your dishes, you will not only enjoy the food, but you will also lead a