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Sour Cream: Real vs Fake

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Natto, a Beneficial Japanese Dietary Supplement

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Natto products, derived from soybeans and fermented to create beneficial bacilli, are available in some health-food stores. Read about this fantastic Japanese dietary supplement HERE.


Natto cheese is an acquired taste, but can be utilised in pleasant-tasting dishes.


Natto Research Papers on Record Include:

  Determination of the Thrombolytic Activity of Natto Extract Masahiro Msada (Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Bioproduction Science, Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University)


  Improvement of Blood Fluidity using NKCP, a Dried Culture Filtrate of Bacillus Subtilis TetsuyaHayashi (Daiwa Pharm), Chie Takahashi (Microchannel Array TechnologyTeam), and Yuji Kikuchi (Microchannel Array Techology Team). Journal of Hemorheology Research 5 (1), 2002  

M-J's New Favorite Cottage Cheese: Daisy

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM

I've been searching for an ideal cottage cheese. This is it:

Daisy Cottage Cheese from Garland, Texas--brought to you by the folks who have the largest sour cream plant in the world. The flavor is fresh and clean, with slightly tangy overtones reminiscent of sour cream. The low-fat variety tastes as good as the regular Daisy cottage cheese. Daisy Cottage Cheese is not watery like other brands, therefore, you get more for your money.

Daisy introduced its cottage cheese lately at Albertson's, King Soopers, and other western supermarkets. Some Sam's Clubs also carry it, in the low-fat variety. See this page for a distribution map.


~~M-J