Japanese superfood can't combat COVID-19, but may prolong your life

“納豆ごはん” (Nattoover rice) by Flickr user Masafumi Iwai, CC BY-NC 2.0Check out Global Voices’ special coverage ofthe global impact of COVID-19.Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a beloved Japanese food has become even more popular. Like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and medical masks, natto, a sticky, stringy and some say even smelly fermented dish made from soybeans that is believed to boost the immune system has disappeared from supermarket shelves in Japan in March and April. Luckily, however, it’s possible for anyone to make nattoat home.Natto, sometimes compared with cheese, is a traditio…

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