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Brand Name Miso Master
Rating (4)     Miso Master (Great Eastern Sun)

Company Great Eastern Sun
Location Asheville, NC
Products Miso
Dairy Rating Company does not sell dairy products
Market Area nationwide
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Great Eastern Sun’s products are naturally fermented and unpasteurized, making them a great choice for consumers looking for traditional soy foods.

Great Eastern Sun shared its sourcing information; they purchase American-grown organic soybeans directly from a family farm.

They write:

“In the rolling hills of western North Carolina, Great Eastern Sun and the American Miso Company continue a timeless centuries-old tradition of hand crafted miso, under the Miso Master brand. Miso Master Organic Miso is made using only the finest ingredients: Organic whole grains and beans, organic koji, pure Blue Ridge Mountain well water, and imported, traditionally processed, sun-dried sea salt. Gently aged, naturally fermented, and unpasteurized, it is a living food, rich in high quality soy protein, beneficial enzymes, and Lactobacillus bacteria. Compare Miso Master flavor to any of our competitor' products and you'll see what a difference our unrelenting commitment to quality makes.  The American Miso Company is today the largest organic miso factory in the world under the leadership of Yoshihiro “Joe” Kato, miso master and master chef, who has been part of the team for almost 20 years. 

Pledge of Organic Purity

- No ingredients grown from genetically engineered or modified seed or spores.

- No ingredients irradiated, extracted using chemical solvents, or processed using artificial preservatives, artificial flavorings, or artificial colorings.

- All organic ingredients grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

- Products are processed, packaged, and stored in certified organic facilities.”

Criteria Points Comments
Ownership Structure 80 Sole Proprietorship
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases 90 99% organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification 100 full and open disclosure
Organic Certifier 100 OCIA
Organic Product Line 90 95% organic
Manufacturing 100 All manufacturing done in-house
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships 90 100% directly from family farmers; farms not visited
Prevention of GMO contamination 40 no testing
Flavors 100 none used
Soy Lecithin 100 none used
Total (out of 1000) 890 FOUR BEANS (Excellent)