Re: Question about soy bean paste..

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I like Japanese miso.. I also like doenjang chigae.

In regards to the wheat, I think it would only matter if you were allergic to wheat. lol You can try your doenjang & see if you like it, if not, get a different brand.

You won’t know anything unless you try.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doenjang

Doenjang is considered one of the essential sauces of authentic Korean cuisine. However, the condiment has historically been unknown outside of Korea, although recent international articles have resulted in an increase in its popularity. A 2007 Chinese article on the “Sauces of Korea” listed doenjang and gochujang as essential flavorings and explored the origins of the condiments, particularly focusing on Sunchang County, where most Korean soy sauce is produced. The article pointed out that doenjang does not contain any artificial additives and in fact has healthy amounts of essential vitamins, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B12. The health benefits of doenjang are rumored to extend longevity, and this is illustrated by the fact that out of the 32,000 in Sunchung county, eight are over 100 years old and many are over 90. The article was influential throughout China, resulting in many Chinese restaurants adding doenjang stew, modified slightly to Chinese tastes, to their menus shortly after publication. South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo covered this story in China on December 13, 2007