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Miso Soup

This quick and easy to make miso soup will give your body a boost with very little effort. Feel free to add other seaweed such as wakame for extra nutrition.

Miso Soup Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

¼ cup sliced dulse seaweed
5 cups hot water
1 TBS minced,fresh ginger
5oz firm tofu, cut in ¼ inch cubes
½ cup minced scallion
3 TBS miso
¼ tsp white pepper
salt to taste


  1. Heat 1TBS water in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté ginger in broth over medium low heat for about 1 minute stirring constantly.
  2. Add rest of water, tofu and seaweed. Simmer for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add scallion, miso, salt and pepper. Mix and serve.

    Serves 4

Healthy Cooking Tips: There are several types of miso. They can be made from soybeans, rice, buckwheat, or barley. They also come in light to dark in color. The lighter varieties are less salty and more mellow in flavor while the darker ones are saltier and have a more intense flavor. Depending on your personal taste choose the miso that best suits you for this soup, as you can use any of them.

Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.


Miso Soup
1.00 serving
91.21 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 51.75 mcg 64.7 12.8 excellent
tryptophan 0.11 g 34.4 6.8 very good
manganese 0.65 mg 32.5 6.4 very good
calcium 277.11 mg 27.7 5.5 very good
iron 4.58 mg 25.4 5.0 very good
sodium 523.18 mg 21.8 4.3 very good
protein 7.80 g 15.6 3.1 good
copper 0.24 mg 12.0 2.4 good
omega 3 fatty acids 0.27 g 10.8 2.1 good
folate 40.85 mcg 10.2 2.0 good
phosphorus 101.58 mg 10.2 2.0 good
magnesium 38.06 mg 9.5 1.9 good
selenium 6.59 mcg 9.4 1.9 good
dietary fiber 2.30 g 9.2 1.8 good
vitamin C 5.14 mg 8.6 1.7 good
zinc 1.12 mg 7.5 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Miso Soup

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This page was updated on: 2002-11-07 07:32:52

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