What is “Japanese milk” that can improve the taste and flavor of milk and deliciously reduce salt?

Eating too much salt is a national problem in Japan

“Japanese food” is also registered as the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. It is a traditional Japanese dining style based on a combination of main, main and side dishes. It is attracting attention from all over the world as a healthy food because it is low in fat and oil, can reduce energy intake, can add more vitamins, minerals, fiber. etc. from different side dishes and have great nutritional balance.

However, such Japanese food also has its downside. “Miso soup, new incense, prunes, dried foods and other foods served with white rice, which are standard Japanese foods, can contain a lot of salt. they consume too much salt. I’m pointing out. “

The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends keeping a daily salt intake below 5 grams. However, according to the latest data from Japan, the amount of salt intake for men is 10.8 grams and for women is 9.2 grams. (* first)

Eating too much salt is believed to cause hardening of the arteries, myocardial anemia, cerebral infarction and stomach cancer, as well as high blood pressure, which is a very serious health problem in Japan. . It is no exaggeration to say that promoting a low-salt diet is a national problem.

“Japanese milk” delicious salt reduction

Therefore, J Milk proposed “Japanese dairy food” devised by Hiroko Koyama, a chef and nutritionist. “Traditional condiments like soy sauce, miso and broth contain a lot of salt, but if you reduce the amount, you may not feel comfortable. You can then reduce your salt intake without affecting the flavor and properties of the ingredients themselves. “

With “Japanese dairy food”, you do not need to add light seasoning, but you can reduce salt very well. In addition, “Japanese milk-food” not only reduces the salt content but also has the advantage of improving calcium deficiency in the Japanese and supplementing animal protein that the elderly often lack.

Simple recipe for Japanese dairy dishes

So how do you specifically incorporate Japanese milk and food into your cooking? There are five ways to use milk in Japanese milk, (1) cook it into soup, (2) add seasoning, (3) boil, (4) dissolve, and (5) add vinegar.

“For miso soup, pre-mix half the usual amount of miso with the same amount of milk to form” milk miso. “Just add this milk miso to the end of the miso soup to cut about 50% salt.

“Miso milk” is a mixture of miso with the same amount of milk

There is also a cooking method in which dried shiitakes are returned to milk and used instead of water to boil Chikuzen.

As the milk is heated and its protein changes, the taste and smell of the milk are virtually lost in the final product. By using milk will be rich, can reduce salt, eat very delicious. The milk fat present in milk plays an important role in maintaining richness and flavor, so it is important to use uncorrected milk instead of low-fat milk. By the way, the dairy fat in milk also contains vitamins, so it’s also nutritionally beneficial.

Drinking milk also helps prevent metabo

When you think of milk, you probably have the image of “fat”. Even if you can cut back on salt, you may be worried that if you get fat, you won’t have kids.

However, that is a big misunderstanding. Researchers at the Women’s University of Nutrition conducted a survey of about 21,000 men and women between the ages of 20 and 69, and found that women consumed a lot of milk and products. Milk has a lower BMI and waist circumference, which is the obesity index. Eliminated. It has also been shown that both men and women have a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome if they consume a lot of milk or dairy products. (* 2)

“Japanese milk food” spreads in school meals and well-being

At J Milk, we are continuing our partnership activities with the Japan Association of Nutritionists, the Japan Hypertension Association, and the dairy and dairy industry officials across the country so that more people can learn how. cook “Japanese food”. We hold Japanese-dairy cooking classes for nutritionists and promoters of improved dietary habits across the country, and those who have attended “food from Japanese-milk “into their local activities.

“If you are new to Japanese dairy, you will be amazed at how new, easy and delicious milk is used.” Japanese food milk has also been used in hospitals, welfare facilities and school meals. Not only can you deliciously reduce salt with Japanese foods that the Japanese are accustomed to eating, but you can also effectively add nutrients like calcium and protein. Moreover, by using milk, you can reduce the trouble of cooking soup and you will hear happy voices while cooking.

Milk is good for health from all aspects. Why don’t you start “Japanese culinary life” right now?



* 1 Summary of National Health and Nutrition Survey 2016 (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)


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