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Soy Sauce


Kikkoman Soy Sauce aroma is composed of roughly 300 different components, while its well-balanced mix of the five basic flavors satisfies the palate. The harmonious combination of the five basic flavors of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory), and this subtle balance is what gives Kikkoman Soy Sauce its delicious taste. Soy sauce is particularly rich in naturally produced umami components that are generated during the brewing process. These umami components are composed of about 20 different amino acids produced as the koji mold dissolves the proteins contained in the soybeans and wheat. The superb colour, unique to soy sauce, is the result of the “Maillard Reaction,” which begins two or three months after brewing starts. In this reaction, glucose and other sugars combine with amino acids to produce a brown pigment called melanoidin, which gives soy sauce its beautiful colour. Soy sauce grows darker owing to oxidization when it comes in contact with air. Storage at lower temperatures inhibits this colour deterioration, and so we recommend that you store Kikkoman Soy Sauce in the refrigerator once the bottle has been opened. During the brewing process which occurs over several months, roughly 300 different aroma components are produced, including those of flowers, fruits, whiskey and coffee. Every one of these 300 components occurs in such minuscule amounts that they cannot be identified; yet together, they create the exceptional and distinctive aroma unique to Kikkoman Soy Sauce. This aroma of roasted soy sauce stimulates the appetite. We supply both the regular soy sauce and low in sodium soy sauce.


Yamasa produces a slow brewed soy sauce that is naturally fermented and free of all artificial flavorings. For those concerned with sodium intake, Yamasa manufactures a reduced-salt soy sauce that is created through a fermentation and desalination process that assures full flavor and reduced sodium. We also carry a light in colour Yamasa soy sauce for those wanting a lighter colour in their dishes.

Amano: Tamari

Tamari Soy Sauce

Tamari Soy Sauce is a premium soy sauce, the first pressing of carefully aged soy mash. This soy sauce is completely natural with a distinctive, smooth finish that can be used to accompany sushi or to flavour sauces, marinades, soups and dressings. With no preservatives or food additives. It is also Kosher and Organic certified.

Wheat Free Tamari

Wheat Free Tamari is an imported product made with soybeans only. Naturally brewed with no preservatives, this soy sauce is ideal for those with food allergies to wheat.

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