Fermented Soy Beans

Natto is made from fermented soy beans and has a sticky consistency and a strong characteristic ‘fermented’ smell. An excellent source of protein, vitamin B2, iron and fibre, natto is often mixed with soy sauce and other ingredients and eaten with boiled rice as a traditional and nutritious breakfast food. Natto comes in whole-bean, small-bean and chopped-bean varieties, and contains an amino acid not found in other foods that helps prevent blood clots, which can cause strokes and coronaries.