Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. It is high is protein and Vitamin K. It’s also a good source of iron. Anyway, Natto has a pretty high nutritional value. (More information is available here.)

Note: Natto is an acquired taste. It has a powerful and distinctive smell that some people might not be very fond of. Its flavor is very strong and it also has a very sticky consistency.

I’m very adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. Therefore, I made a trip to the Asian market and picked up a package of natto. This one I purchased comes in a pack of three Styrofoam containers. It also comes with mini packets of soy sauce and mustard which can be used as seasoning for the natto. The pink packaging really caught my eye. Plus, this one says it’s good for women!

Add the soy sauce and mustard and mix well.
Eat seasoned natto with rice.

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  1. Jj

    April 26, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Looks good — and very healthy, too!

  2. zlamushka

    April 27, 2008 at 1:44 am

    Looks pretty bad to be honest, but sounds divine 🙂 I love fermented gooey things, they always burst with flavors and nutritions. Thanks for posting about this, I have never heard of natto before …

  3. just me

    May 6, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    did you enjoy it?
    you’re definitely right about it being an acquired taste. my grandmother fed it to me growing up so it’s one of my favorite things to eat with rice.

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