Red Miso* (50 %) (Soybeans*, Rice*, Salt, Aspergillus oryzae*), Australian Free Range Chicken Bone Broth* (25 %) (Chicken Bones*, Onion*, Apple Cider Vinegar*), MCT Oil*, Deactivated Savoury Yeast Flakes, Pink Himalayan Salt, Roasted Chicken, Tapioca Starch*, Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper, Rosemary Extract. *Certified Organic Ingredients
Where is the miso ramen flavour coming from?
Our Miso Ramen has no added flavours! The wonderful rich umami Japanese ramen taste comes from our Certified Organic Red Miso.
What is umami?
Umami is one of our five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. It is translated as "pleasant savoury taste" and it was created in 1908 by a Japanese Chemist. it describes the "brothy and meaty" taste with a long-lasting, mouth watering sensation over the tongue. It only became officially recognised as a fifth taste when scientists were able to locate the taste-bud receptors for umami validating its existence. The umami taste can be perceived through taste receptors that typically respond to special compounds present in fermented foods like our red miso and other commonly consumed foods such as meat broths, cheeses and mushrooms.
Why is there MCT oil powder?
We wanted to offer a complete "Multidimensional Ramen Broth Experience" that would deliver the unique umami taste together with the mouthfeel sensation associated with a rich homemade broth. That is why we added Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) Oil powder to our formulas. MCT Oil Powder contains fat extracted from coconut oil, that have a reputation for being beneficial and popular amongst keto followers. Our Ramen has "good fatty acids" that creates a "creamy" unique mouthfeel sensation.
How is the Chicken Bone Broth made?
Our Chicken Bone Broth is made by roasting organic chicken bones, then simmering the bones in filtered water and organic apple cider vinegar for approximately 16 hours. The liquid is then poured through a filter to remove any solids. The broth is then gently refractance dried into a powder.
Why is apple cider vinegar added?
Apple cider vinegar is acidic, which makes it great for naturally enhancing the extraction of collagen and other nutritious elements from the bone to ensure that our bone broth contains all the possible benefits.
Is the bone broth from organic chickens?
Yes, our chicken bone broth is made from Australian, free range, organic chicken bones.
How are deactivated nutritional savoury flakes made?
They are made from a single-celled organism fungi called Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on molasses. They are harvested, washed and dried with heat to 'deactivate' them and then rolled to form flakes.
Are deactivated nutritional savoury flakes fortified with vitamins?
Nutritional Yeast Flakes are fortified with vitamins in the initial stages of growth. As the yeast grows they organically bind to these vitamins and proliferate them. The yeast itself also digests these vitamins to a degree and proliferates its own nutrient content creating a naturally vitamin rich food that can be incorporated into all savoury meals.
What does "deactivated" nutritional savoury flakes mean?
Deactivated is a term used to describe the quick heating process that stops nutritional yeast from being able to proliferate any further. Just like good and bad bacteria, there are good and bad yeasts that exist within our digestive tract. Unlike unhealthy yeasts such as Candida spp., nutritional yeast is made from a healthful yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae which helps to stop unhealthy yeasts from colonising in the digestive tract by a process of displacement. Therefore even though nutritional yeast is deactivated and unable to proliferate in the body, it is still having the favourable effects of a beneficial yeast in the digestive tract.
Is it gluten free?
Yes! The recipes do not contain any gluten containing ingredients and we make sure that they are manufactured and packed in a gluten free environment.
Is it pregnancy & breastfeeding friendly?
Yes! In saying this, we do advise to seek the advice of your primary health care professional if taking any of our products for the first time if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We only say so as we believe that every pregnancy is different, taking a toll differently on each individual body in vitamin, mineral and energy levels. We invite you to research the product to ensure that you are not sensitive to any particular ingredients.
Why do our broths sparkle?
Our broths are so special that they even sparkle! This is because we have used a gentle refractance dry technique to preserve the nutrients and colour. No, we have not added any glitter. Due to the gentle evaporation process that occurs as part of the refractance drying method, the raw material starts to change shape to form small crystalline structures that naturally reflect light making it sparkle.
Are there heavy metals in the Chicken Bone Broth?
Bone is known to act as a reservoir for essential metals and other minerals in the body, which is one of the reasons that bone broth is so nutritious. Having said that, because of this, there is also sometimes the concern that undesirable substances like heavy metals may be present too. Rest assured, that all of our raw ingredients are tested and must comply with strict food standards pertaining to heavy metal detection prior to being used in our products.