Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS TSUBI SOUP?
Not All Soups Are Created Equal
Introducing TSUBI SOUP - the perfect 100% vegan-friendly instant soup cube that brings you the rich and nourishing flavors of authentic Japanese miso soup in a hassle-free, single-serve package.
With just 6oz of hot water and TSUBI SOUP cube, you can enjoy a delicious cup of miso soup in seconds. Watch as the cube effortlessly transforms into a flavorful broth with perfectly rehydrated veggies and umami flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
Our soup cubes are made from only the finest plant-based and gluten-free ingredients, all fully traceable to ensure the highest quality. We believe that natural flavors and textures should never be sacrificed, especially for the busy and health-conscious person who desires a convenient snack that supports their lifestyle.
Unlike processed junk food, TSUBI contains no animal ingredients, MSG, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Our goal is to recreate the homemade soup experience, minus the cooking time and effort. Try TSUBI Soup today and indulge in a wholesome and delicious treat that you'll love.
AHEAD OF THE GAME
A SMART SOUP
By utilizing the innovative freeze-drying dehydration process, we preserve the nutritional value of our ingredients while keeping their natural structure and flavor intact. This allows Tsubi Soup to retain up to 98 percent of its nutrients while weighing only 20 percent of its original weight.
With its lightweight, 15-gram packaging, Tsubi Soup is perfect for those who crave healthy and satisfying meals on-the-go. Each package is filled with an abundance of crisp vegetables that transform into a fresh and delicious soup when combined with hot water.
Our convenient packaging allows you to take Tsubi Soup with you wherever you go, and it has a shelf life of up to 18 months without the use of artificial preservatives.
Preparing Tsubi Soup is easy – simply open the package into a mug, pour in 160ml (6oz) of boiling water, and let the ingredients come to life!
Indulging in this nourishing and wholesome snack has never been simpler.
WHAT IS MISO?
The Ancient Japanese Secret to Health and Longevity
At the heart of Tsubi Soup is miso - a traditional Japanese ingredient made by master crafters in Kyoto, Japan for six generations.
We use only the highest grade Non-GMO soybeans blended with Koji (Aspergillus oryzae), a natural catalyst for the magical fermentation process that transforms soybean paste into the delicious and nutritious miso paste we use in our soups.
Our three plant-based blends are carefully crafted to complement the unique toppings in each flavor, ensuring a delicious and satisfying soup every time. During the fermentation process, probiotics and enzymes naturally occur, aiding in long-term digestive health and balance of good bacteria in your gut. Miso is also rich in natural vitamins B's, K's, and E's, as well as minerals, making it a nutritious choice for any meal.
To ensure the best possible taste and quality, our miso is left to mature for 3 to 12 months in a cool environment, allowing the flavors to develop and intensify. And with its delightful taste and numerous health benefits, it's no wonder they say, MI-SO Happy!
BUT ISN'T MISO SOUP PLANT-BASED?
Cruelty Free and Planet Friendly
This is a common misconception. Miso soup is not plant-based or vegan due to the traditional use of dashi, a stock made from fish and seafood. Dashi is a crucial component in the making of miso soup, ramen, udon broths and soba. However, at Tsubi Soup, we have crafted a plant-based broth that simmers wild seaweed and shiitake mushrooms to create a deep, hearty umami flavor, without the use of fish or seafood. This ensures that no animals are harmed in the making of our soup.
IS THERE TOO MUCH SALT?
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We understand that many people are concerned about their sodium intake and we want to assure you that Tsubi Soup is a great choice for those looking for a lower sodium option miso soup. While miso does require salt to begin the fermentation process, our soups contain an average of only 440 milligrams of sodium per serving, which is less than half of what you would find in many other instant soups. We have carefully selected the best ingredients, without overloading them with salt, to bring you a delicious and satisfying flavor that comes naturally from our miso and vegetables. We believe that eating healthy doesn't mean sacrificing taste, and Tsubi Soup is a perfect example of that. We invite you to give it a try and taste the difference for yourself!
WHERE DO THE INGREDIENTS COME FROM?
Do You Know Where Your Food Came From? WE DO!
At Tsubi Soup, we believe in transparency and quality. That's why we're proud to say that all of our ingredients are fully traceable from the farm to your spoon.
In a market where food origin traceability is rare, we go above and beyond to ensure that every ingredient in our soups is accounted for. Our factory is awarded the internationally recognized HACCP ISO 22000:2005 license, which guarantees food origin traceability.
We know exactly where each ingredient comes from, how it was planted, harvested, picked, and packaged. It wasn't an easy task, but it's part of our commitment to bringing you the best possible soup with transparent ingredients. You can trust that every sip of Tsubi Soup is made with the finest, traceable ingredients for your peace of mind.
WHAT'S IN THE SOUP?
Do You Read Your Food Labels? Read Ours
Crafting an instant soup with only clean, whole ingredients was no easy feat, but we were up for the challenge. Tsubi Soup is the result of countless trials and tests, all in the name of bringing you a delicious, fast, and nutritious meal that you can feel good about. We believe in the power of natural flavors and have created our soups using traditional recipes that are loaded with pure goodness straight from mother nature. Our ingredient list is refreshingly simple, with no hidden additives or preservatives. The only surprise you'll find in our soups are the massive chunks of vegetables that are packed inside each bowl, ready to nourish and satisfy.
WHERE DO YOU SHIP FROM?
Available in the US
Our soups ship via our West Coast Warehouse or Amazon Fulfillment center that is closest to you. It generally ships within 1-2 business days and arrives at your door within a week. For any urgent shipments, please choose expedited or 1-day shipping. We are also available on Amazon Prime too.
DO YOU SHIP OVERSEAS?
Unfortunately, due to the instability, delays, and price fluctuations of the international postal services of late, we are currently only shipping within the US.
Some More Details about Tsubi Soup
SERIOUSLY, ALL NATURAL
It's no secret that modern lifestyles can make it difficult to prioritize healthy eating habits. With busy schedules and tight deadlines, many of us turn to convenient, highly processed foods that are loaded with synthetic additives. Unfortunately, these foods can have serious negative impacts on our health, ranging from allergies and gastric problems to skin ailments, asthma, and even cancer. Despite these risks, many manufacturers continue to use these toxic ingredients in their products due to their low manufacturing costs and potential for larger profits.
That's why we're so proud to offer Tsubi Soup - a fast, satisfying meal made only with natural flavors and whole ingredients. We believe that every bowl of Tsubi Soup should truly nourish the body, and we're committed to using only the purest, most wholesome ingredients that you'd find in your own kitchen. By making these small but meaningful choices, we can help our bodies stay healthy and strong, even in the face of life's many challenges.
THE SECRET TO HEALTH AND LONGEVITY
Japan has the world’s highest life expectancy rate thanks in large part to their diet, and one of Japan’s greatest superfoods – miso – has played a major role in everyday Japanese cuisine for centuries. Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is rich in probiotics and other essential nutrients that offer numerous health benefits.
Tsubi Soup uses the highest quality NON-GMO soybeans that have been carefully fermented at a century-old miso maker in Kyoto, a region famous for its ancient miso crafting skills. Our three special blends have been tried and tested to complement the unique ingredients in each flavor.
Miso is a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids, making it a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. It is also rich in B vitamins, which are essential for energy production, and antioxidants, which are great for anti-aging mechanisms and cell regeneration.
The fermentation process involved in making miso produces enzymes that aid in digestion and helps to balance the healthy bacteria in your gut, promoting good gut health. Miso also contains a variety of beneficial microorganisms that help to boost your immune system, lower your risk of infections, and reduce inflammation in your body.
Miso is also a low-calorie food that can help with weight management. It is a great alternative to traditional seasonings that are high in sodium and can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
In summary, miso is a nutrient-dense superfood that offers a wide range of health benefits. Incorporating miso into your diet, like in Tsubi Soup, can help to support your overall health and wellbeing.
TRY IT TODAY
Eating a plant-based diet has been linked to numerous health benefits, such as reduced risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and improved digestion. Plus, by choosing plant-based options, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable food system.
Tsubi Soup is a delicious and convenient way to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet. Whether you're a meat-eater or a vegan, our soups are made with wholesome, natural ingredients that provide nourishment and flavor.
If you're new to plant-based eating, don't worry! Small changes can make a big difference. Start by incorporating one meatless meal per week and gradually increase from there. You might be surprised at how delicious and satisfying plant-based meals can be. And who knows, you might even inspire others to join you in making a positive impact on their health and the planet.
BENEFITS OF FREEZE-DRYING
JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY AT ITS BEST
Long Shelf Life: Freeze-dried food has an incredibly long shelf life. This is because the freeze-drying process removes moisture from the food, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that cause food spoilage.
Retains Nutrients: Freeze-drying preserves the nutritional content of the food. The process of freeze-drying involves removing the water content from the food, but it doesn't remove the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are present in the food.
Lightweight and Portable: Freeze-dried food is lightweight and easy to transport, making it a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers, and emergency responders. Since freeze-dried food is dehydrated and lightweight, it is easy to pack and transport without adding excess weight to your backpack.
Convenient and Easy to Prepare: Freeze-dried food is convenient and easy to prepare. It typically only requires the addition of hot water and a few seconds of waiting time. This makes it a popular choice for busy individuals who want a quick and easy meal.
Environmentally Friendly: Freeze-dried food is environmentally friendly because it requires less packaging than other types of food. Since freeze-dried food has a long shelf life, it doesn't require as much packaging as fresh food, which reduces waste. Additionally, freeze-drying uses less energy than other methods of food preservation, making it a more sustainable option.
Couldn't Have Done it Without YOU
We believe in using only the best ingredients for our Tsubi Soup, from the highest quality soybeans used in our miso to the massive chunks of fresh vegetables in every bowl. Our commitment to using only clean, whole ingredients means that our production costs are higher than most other instant soup products on the market. In a world where many food companies prioritize profits over quality, we are proud to offer a product that is not only healthy and delicious, but also priced for the level of quality you're getting. We are still a small batch production and we are working to reduce the costs of manufacturing in the future. We want to thank you for supporting us on this journey (and reading this far!). We look forward to providing the best possible soup options for you and your loved ones!