Natural Ingredients

Natural ingredients

Kikkoman loves to keep things natural! Four pure ingredients and no hidden additives

Nowadays, more and more people pursue a healthy lifestyle and nutritious balanced diet with foods which are free from artificial additives and flavour enhancers: simply natural foods. 

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 of just four carefully selected basic ingredients: water, soybeans, wheat and salt. It contains no artificial additives whatsoever – but still full of flavour.

The role of soybeans, wheat and the other ingredients

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 carbohydrates contained in the wheat are what give soy sauce its fine aroma, and the wheat also adds sweetness. 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. This is why Kikkoman doesn’t need to put any artificial preservatives or additives in its sauce.

100% natural, from the ingredients to the taste

Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce spices up all kinds of foods. Added to crunchy salads or savoury meat, poultry or fish dishes, it makes the perfect everyday seasoning. What’s more, it doesn’t mask the natural flavour of the foods. Its well-balanced blend of the five basic tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter and Umami) is a treat for the palate. Kikkoman soy sauce gives both Asian specialities and recipes from all around the world a much more full-bodied flavour. It also has excellent nutritional values.  Kikkoman soy sauce contains 0% fat and just a few calories. So it’s ideal for people who like to keep things natural – like Kikkoman.

Did you know?

Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce is brewed completely naturally, using a recipe that’s more than 300 years old. It takes six months to create the finished Kikkoman soy sauce from its four essential ingredients – but it’s worth the wait. See for yourself how pure and natural the sauce is. All you need to do is check the list of ingredients on the label...