There are many varieties of miso, made of soybeans, barley, buckwheat or rice. It is rich in vitamin B12, one of the best sources for vegetarians. Miso also contains as enzyme that can help the body eliminate radioactive compounds.
During the Second World War, when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the people at the Macrobiotic hospital survived. The director told everyone to take miso straight, immediately after the bombing. The Catholic hospital next door had many casualties.
In order to utilize the enzyme, add miso just before serving. It can replace salt or soy sauce for seasoning.