Clearspring Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Ginger, 150 g

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£4.55

For adding dynamic umami flavour.

Give your cooking an extra kick of umami with Clearspring's organic Japanese umami paste with ginger. This paste combines organic soy sauce and ginger with rice koji; a type of rice mould that, as well as being the main fermenting agent for soy sauce, miso and sake, is also able to convert tough proteins into amino acids, making savoury foods both more savoury and more tender. Add this umami paste to sauces, stews, and dressings, or enjoy as a savoury dip.

ITEM ID: #11433

Background

Koji, otherwise known as 'rice malt' or 'rice mould', is a special kind of edible fungus that grows on rice. Koji is full of enzymes and used primarily as a fermenting agent in soy sauce, miso, sake, and other Japanese foods and beverages. However, koji can also be used as a seasoning in its own right, as the enzymes in it will break down complex proteins and starches into amino acids and glucose, as well as tenderise food, eliminate odours, and aid in digestion.

Nutrition

Per 100g:
• Energy: 105kcal
• Protein: 5.4g
• Fat: 0.4g (Saturated Fat: <0.1g)
• Carbohydrate: 20g (Sugar: 3g)
• Salt: 6.3g

Ingredients and allergens

Soya sauce* (47%) (water, soya beans*, wheat*, sea salt), cultured rice* (27%) (rice*, koji [0.001%]), water, ginger* (3%).  *Organically grown