What is Natto?

If you’re here, you’ve probably already run into natto at least once. I seem to be among the few American fans of Japanese fermented soybeans, and that was one reason I created this blog. Most of the information I could find in English about natto involved how disgusting Westerners think it is. Granted, my first…

Natto Varieties

Just as water, barley, malt and hops can create myriad varieties of beer, so can water, soy and natto bacillus generate a lot of different types of natto. By adding salt or other flavorings, or additional steps to its processing, Japan has generated many regional styles and preparations for natto. There are two main types…