That's right. "nama" means raw in Japanese.Originally Posted by mtmouse
Regular Shoyu is heat-treated after pressed from fermented mixture(basically steamed soybeans, toasted and ground wheat, salt water and malted rice).
So Nama-Shoyu is not heat-treated, but its ingredients are heated.
Anyway, I think it's okay to use both in raw diet to add flavor. Noone use them as main ingredient, right? lol
And Miso is, for Japanese people, a great source of protein. That's why we have Miso soup every morning.