Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Activated Charcoal...In Your Food

You've probably never heard of this, but you can actually ingest a form of activated charcoal. Kumiko, who owns the celebrated Muko Ramen Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about why she decided to create a ramen dish with activated charcoal. The answer is simple: health. The benefits of activated charcoal are well-known to wellness professionals, including the fact it helps digestion and cleanses your system. Kumiko told Tonia she starts with the restaurant's signature Tokyo Tonkotsu Bone Broth. She then adds the activated charcoal-infused Miso, along with pork belly chashu, ground pork, egg, scallions, bean sprouts, cabbage and a corn fritter. It's an uncommon ingredient that you might come to really enjoy, both for the taste and the benefits.