Keep naturally good things natural
Four pure ingredients and no hidden additives – for decades, this is exactly what Kikkoman has been providing to the many fans of soy sauce around the world. Kikkoman Soy Sauce is made from just four carefully selected basic ingredients: water, soybeans, wheat and salt. It contains no artificial additives whatsoever.
First and foremost: the soybeans
Soybeans are the most important ingredient in Kikkoman Soy Sauce. The unique characteristics of soy sauce originate primarily from the proteins contained in the soybeans. The soybeans are first soaked in water for an extended period, and then steamed at high temperatures.
That’s what the wheat is for
The carbohydrates contained in wheat are the components that give Kikkoman Soy Sauce its fine aroma, and the wheat also adds sweetness to the soy sauce. The wheat is roasted at high temperatures, and then crushed to facilitate fermentation.
The role of salt and water
The salt is dissolved in water. This salt-and-water solution controls the propagation of bacteria during the brewing process and acts as a preservative.