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Misu-garu (misu powder)

Misu (미수) is a beverage made from Korean traditional grain powder, misu-garu (미숫가루; misutgaru; "misu powder") which is a combination of 7–10 different grains. It is usually served in the hot summer days to quench thirst or as an instant nutritious drink for breakfast or as a healthy snack.

In a Joseon Dynasty (an ancient Korean Dynasty) recipe book, misu was mentioned as stir-fried barley (gu). Gu was a delicacy of that time and easy to serve as one went to travel.

Misu is made of glutinous rice and other ingredients such as barley, yulmu (Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen), brown rice, black rice, black soybeans, corn, white bean, millet, and sesame seeds which are ground, roasted and/or steamed, then mixed together. Misugaru is commonly added to water or milk and stirred to make a drink. Sugar or condensed milk can be added as sweetener. It is known for health benefits such as being high in protein, vitamins, calcium, magnesium, molybdenum, folate, and selenium, as well as being a dieter's drink as it is quite filling but low in calories.[1]

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  1. ^ Sue. "Healthy Korean Multi-Grain Shakes - Homemade Misutgaru Latte - My Korean Kitchen". My Korean Kitchen. Retrieved 2015-08-19.