Macrobiotic: Stewed Kuromame (Remedy for Sore Throats)

Macrobiotic: Stewed Kuromame (Remedy for Sore Throats)

This is not a recipe for the popular kuromame diet. It's really effective when you have lost your voice from a cold.

Ingredients: 1 day's worth

50 g
4-5 cups
1/2 teaspoon


1. Heat the kuromame in water. When the pot comes to the boil, turn the heat down to low, and simmer until the water has reduced by a half.
2. Take out the liquid and add the salt. Drink this in 2 or 3 batches throughout the day.
3. As for the kuromame, if they are still hard, add a little water and simmer until soft. They are tasty as they are.
4. If you season them lightly with salt, they're a little like edamame, and are delicious. It also great if you add sugar, but it's probably not good for you to have every day.

Story Behind this Recipe

I posted this recipe because my friend said she lost her voice and I wanted to treat it with a macrobiotic remedy. I hear it's also good for blood circulation and for people with high blood pressure, and beautifies the skin as well.