The original. Freeze-dried instant! Just add hot water! Low fat! Cholesterol free! Low calorie. Convenience without compromise. Eight 8 oz servings in four envelopes. Gluten free. Vegan. Delicious soup in seconds! Natural/instant. The story of Miso-Cup. Miso (pronounced mee-so), one of Asia's most important foods, was created by the ancient Chinese more than two thousand years ago. Buddhist monks later brought this versatile soyfood to Japan, where it evolved into the delicious miso soup we know today. Miso was originally reserved exclusively for nobility, but it was eventually shared more widely, and has now become a treasured staple in kitchens throughout the Orient: The popularity of Japanese cuisine has made miso soup a worldwide favorite, thanks to its wonderful flavor and unique nutritional profile. To make Savory Miso-Cup with Seaweed, our miso craftsmen age soybeans and rice with a special starter culture. Salt, time and pressure are employed to regulate this natural aging process. Next, we freeze-dry the fresh, unpasteurized miso to retain its maximum benefits, adding only select natural ingredients, such as parsley and mineral-rich wakame seaweed, to make Miso Cup complete. Like yogurt, miso is considered to be a living food. That is why Edward & Sons takes extra care to use costly freeze-drying methods that retain, as much as possible, the naturally occurring living cultures for which fresh miso is prized. Miso-Cup is a vegan soyfood, boasting a rich, satisfying flavor that easily replaces meat or poultry as the foundation for soups, stews, or gravies. It is a natural source of isoflavones and totally free from cholesterol and trans fat. Like all Edward & Sons products, Miso-Cup offers discerning consumers true Convenience Without Compromise! Perhaps the first convenience health food, Miso-Cup has been nourishing people on the go since 1978, and has become internationally famous as America's leading natural instant soup. Source: The Book of Miso, by W. Shurtleff & A. Aoyagi, 10 Speed Press. For more information, contact: Soyinfo Center, Box 234, Lafayette, CA 94549 www.soyinfocenter.com. www.edwardandsons.com. Serving Suggestion: When preparing at home, you may use leftover water from steamed vegetables for added flavor and nutritional content. Nutri-Check: Vegan; no cholesterol; no trans fat; no added sugar; no added MSG; gluten free; low calorie; no saturated fats. Special offer! Many quick soups are packaged along with disposable cups. This can waste trees and petroleum resources, thereby adding to the financial and ecological cost of those soups. Edward & Sons encourages you to use your own favorite cup in order to preserve our precious resources, or you may want to enjoy one of ours. While quantities last, you may purchase an attractive Miso-Cup Soup mug (a $6.96 value), for only $3.99. Please a check in the amount of $3.99 to Miso-Cup Soup Mug Offer, PO Box 1326, Carpinteria CA 93014. We will send you an attractive Miso-Cup mug for your very own. All proceeds from this offer will be donated to non-profit reforestation agencies to help balance depleted woodland resources. Product of Japan/Packed in USA.