Saku Miso
Saku Miso

Health Secrets from Japan




"I am a native of Japan, and a mom.  Miso is very healthy, and so I have created a dip made with miso, which is made from fermented soybeans.  Fermented foods are a good source of probiotics.  If you eat them every day, probiotics, like lactobacillus, will help your body remove bad bacteria and improve your immune system.

I believe we should eat fermented foods every day to improve our health. I have created easy-to-eat and healthy dips that families will enjoy."

-Yuko Smith (founder)

Why miso?

Miso is a paste which adds a salty, savory, sweet or nutty flavor to many Japanese dishes. It is made with soybeans, salt, and sometimes rice or wheat. Fermented naturally using the fungus aspergillus oryzae, or koji, miso comes in hundreds of varieties. It is used as a flavor foundation in soups, marinades, dressings, stews, etc. Beloved by chefs and foodies, miso is versatile and delicious, and it has received wide praise as a sort of super food.

Miso holds a multitude of health benefits to the human body including the immune, cardiovascular, digestive, skeletal, and nervous systems.

咲  Saku

Saku is Japanese for bloom or blossom.  

*We named with wishes. We would like to introduce our miso product made by hand at every step to your daily life with our wish of your health bloom.

Merrian Webster provides the following definitions for bloom:

(1) to mature into achievement of one's potential

(2) to flourish in youthful beauty, freshness, or excellence

Saku miso dips

Our products are all natural, vegan, non-GMO and use all organic ingredients. The four varieties of miso are unpasteurized to maintain maximum benefits from fermentation. Mixing miso with nutritious oils and seeds, Saku Miso offers products that can be eaten on the go or used in countless recipes to achieve a delicious umami flavor foundation. As is, they make a healthy dip for veggies and crackers. 




Our Coconut dip uses more white miso for a sweeter flavor. It is a great addition to smoothies and homemade ice cream.



Our Hot dip is made with gochujang, a spicy Korean paste, and contains black sesame seeds. It is also our darkest dip, and great as a soup base for ramen, etc.

Ginger Garlic


A nice middle ground between the lighter, sweeter, Coconut, and our dark and spicy Hot dip. 



Teriyaki is popular in Japan. We are particular about raw materials and use  Tamari wheat free soy sauce, Avage nectar as well as organic. Try with fried food!


Garlic butter


Our Miso butter garlic uses Organic coconut oil, and add organic garlic powder. It's healthy and tasty! Try add to hot soup or baked vegetables.

Raisin butter


It's delicious butter! Most kids love Saku Miso Raisin butter with cookie or bread. Also, you can make cookies without adding eggs or milk. 

Think about the earth and health


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Health Benefits of Miso

Miso contains numerous traditional and phytonutrient antioxidants and, according to The World’s Healthiest Foods, is a very good source of copper, manganese and phosphorous. Miso is also a good source of protein, dietary-fiber and zinc. Following are some of the benefits of miso consumption.

1. A complete protein: Miso is a vegan food providing all 9 essential amino acids

2. Anti-aging: Miso is high in antioxidants which protect from free radicals 

3. Boosts immune system: Protein, zinc, and probiotics strengthen the immune system

4. Healthy bones: Calcium, phosphorous and vitamin K help maintain strong bones

5. Cardiovascular health: Helps to manage blood pressure and prevent stroke.

6. Digestive benefits: Dietary fiber and probiotics help digestion and maintain healthy gut flora

7. Nervous system support: Omega-3 fats are important for brain development and memory.

8. Studies have indicated that consumption of miso may help prevent many types of chronic disease

Miso can be fermented for months or years. Lighter colored miso tends to be sweeter and doesn’t spend as much time fermenting, while longer fermentation is associated with a darker saltier product. When choosing a product, be aware that the amount of antioxidants in soy miso appears to increase with the length of fermentation. We also recommend miso made from organic non-GMO soy beans.


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While miso soup is widely known, we recommend trying miso as a salad dressing or marinade, in ramen, or mixing it into smoothies. Of course it also makes an exceptional dip for crackers and veggies.

Our Story


Saku Miso was created by Yuko Smith, in 2018. Yuko worked as a nurse and nutrition / supplement advisor in Kyoto, Japan, where she became interested in diet and nutrition as a means of disease prevention.



Miso holds a multitude of health benefits to the human body including the immune, cardiovascular, digestive, skeletal, and nervous systems. 

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Saku Miso

Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States

(541) 505-6933