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Hatcho Miso or not Hatcho miso
on April 23, 2011
Hatcho miso is made in Okazaki a town in Aichi prefecture in Japan, that's about 250 miles from Sendai for the over- excited. It is the most famous miso in Japan. Warlord Tokugawa (Richard Chamberlains 15th Century Shogun buddy) was it's most famous advocate. He drank Hatcho miso soup everyday. Japan's current Emperor is also a "customer"
The only authentic Hatcho is exported by Mitoku company. Eden foods are listed by Mitoku as an importer of authentic Hatcho. However, this web page proclaims in a couple of places that the product being sold is made from 100% American soybeans!
It has a very earthy flavor. Salt content is fairly high, but, one doesn't eat a sufficiently large quantity to be much of a problem unless one has real health problems with any amount of excess salt.
Personally, I believe the benefits from eating miso products far outway the possible detriments.
The price being asked is high for genuine Hatcho miso and ridiculously high if the product is in fact American made.
Eden/Amazon need to clarify.