Health Series
Peko Peko Health Series #2: Turmeric

by: Emma Murakami on Oct 26, 2016

Peko Peko Health Series: #2 Turmeric   There are many reasons why we infuse our rice with turmeric at Peko Peko! It’s not just for the lovely colour…   There has been a lot of buzz about the health benefits turmeric in Holistic health media lately, with turmeric lattes and tonics gaining more of a following.  And there’s a good reason for it (even though the practice has been around for centuries!)   Native to India and Southeast Asia, Turmeric has been popular in cuisines for several thousand years, and continues to surprise researchers in terms of the wide ranging health benefits.   The potential benefits of including turmeric in your diet include better regulation of inflammation, oxidation, cell signali....

Peko Peko Health Series: #1 All about Miso

by: Emma Murakami on Oct 20, 2016

Many people know about miso, but don’t know what it actually is!


ABOUT MISO: Miso is a Japanese word which means ‘fermented beans’, which in the case of miso paste is almost always prepared using soybeans. Miso is essentially the fermentation of soybeans, salt and koji to produce a paste and is a Japanese seasoning used in soups, sauces and other dishes. Miso   is a staple of the Japanese diet. UMAMI: The reason Miso is such an amazing ingredient is because not only is it great for your health, but miso gives amazing flavour in the form of the fifth flavour umami, a flavour which can be recognised in foods such as tomatoes, mushrooms, beef stock ....