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Washoku Program – Japanese Superfood Trial Day 1

16 March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ACST


What do you know about Washoku?

Traditional Japanese food is collectively known as Washoku 和食 Let us introduce Natto

Translated to “food of Japan”, Washoku is simultaneously both simple yet complicated, plain yet sophisticated. It is salty, sweet, sour, slightly bitter and full of umami flavors, and equal emphasis is placed on beautiful presentation. The Japanese Government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is running a Washoku program in Darwin to expand Japanese food culture globally.

Natto – a Japanese super food which contains unique enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids that help fight heart attacks, strokes, cancer, osteoporosis, senility, and intestinal disease.

Not widely known in Australia, Natto is an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Made from soybeans fermented in Bascillus subtilis, it has been described as a major contributor to the longevity of Japanese people. Natto is rich in Vitamin K which is repeatedly shown to reduce blood clots by slowing arterial calcification as well as enhance liver function. It has a stringy consistency, strong smell and an acquired taste. Primarily eaten as a breakfast staple in Japan for over 1,000 years, it is a great source of protein and is low in calories.

This is the perfect opportunity to come along and learn all about the Japanese super food and try it for yourself.




10:00am – 11:00am: Workshop & Presentation.

How to make Natto. Health benefits of Natto. This first hour will be suitable for people who want to know about the potential future of Natto and soy bean products.

11:00am – 13:00pm: Taste Testing

Try the Japanese superfood for yourself!

13:00pm – 14:00pm: Workshop

How to cook Natto for Australian people


16 March
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia
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