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Soya Sauce

Also Known As : Soy sauce, Tamari


Taste Profile

It has an earthy, umami flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Soya sauce can be used in chinese dishes such as noodles, manchurian and fried rice.
  2. Soya sauce can be combined with ginger and garlic for baked tofu or steamed noodles.
  3. It can be used as a dipping sauce as well.
  4. Soya sauce can be used in place of salt in soups and stews.
  5. Unopened soy sauce can be stored in a cool and dark place.
  6. Once the bottle is opened, it should be stored in the refrigerator.

Common names and forms

  1. Soy Sauce
  2. Soy Sauce Powder


Soya sauce is a condiment that is made from soybeans and is used especially in Chinese and Japanese cooking. It is made from fermented soybeans, salt, water, and sometimes roasted grains. It is available throughout the year. It originated in China.

Health benefits

  • Soya sauce is a good source of niacin, manganese and protein.(1)
  • It is also used to cure diarrhea.(1)
  • It helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose the soya sauce that has been aged for the longest time because aging produces superior flavor in soy sauce. Soya sauce is generally sold in sealed glass bottles. Always check that the seal is intact and that the product is within expiry period.


Soya sauce may contain cancer substances. It is high in sodium which can increase blood pressure levels when taken in large amounts.(2)

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