Miso is one of East Asia's most important soy foods. It originated in China some 2,000 years ago and was brought to Japan during the 7th century. It combines the goodness of soybeans with a fermentation process, making miso very beneficial to us. We feel that miso has come to the West to stay. It is fast becoming an essential element in America's evolving cuisine and for the health conscious people. It is destined to become the food of the world.