Barley miso is made from barley and soybeans. This is the most strengthening and overall nourishing miso for soups. If you are only going to eat one miso – this is the one! It has an extremely efficient way of balancing out many types of food and environmental toxification. If you are weak or anemic, this the best possible food you can ingest.
Brown Rice Miso
Brown rice miso is made from brown rice and soybeans. It is more mild than barley miso and is similar to it, but may be more suitable for people who have eaten more meat and cheese. This is because it is a bit more balanced between yin and yang to balance out the meat and cheese that has been consumed. However, it is a different taste and feeling for vegetarians as well and can provide a good variety from barley miso.
Sweet Rice Miso
Sweet rice miso is a very fresh, young miso made from white rice. So, it has a very light, uplifting feeling when eating it and can also have a significant impact for those who recently, or even over a longer time period, consumed meat or cheese. It lightens, rather than strengthens the digestion. A common practice is to blend sweet rice miso with a brown rice or barley miso. This helps to lighten the dish while maintaining the deep nourishment benefits of the barley or brown rice.