Taste The TAMARI Difference

Swap Soy for a Naturally Rich, Gluten-Free Asian Taste with San-J’s Tamari Soy Sauce, Crackers and Dressings

I want to thank San-J for sharing these tips and photos. 

Before reading these great tips from San-J I had no idea there were 3 different choices when it came to Soy Sauce. Which is why I wanted to share these great tips with you. I personally really like the fact that Tamari is a Gluten-Free Soy Sauce. 

Not all soy sauces are created equal –  Shoyu (“regular” soy sauce), Non-brewed or Tamari – let your taste buds decide! Even though all three types of soy sauces are similar in color, there are some major differences, not just taste. Firstly, San-J Tamari is made with 100% soy (some tamari can contain wheat), unlike “regular” soy sauce, which can be 40-60% wheat. Secondly, unlike Non-brewed soy sauces that are chemically processed in a few days with artificial colors, preservatives or additives, San-J Tamari is naturally brewed from soybean for up to 6 months with no artificial ingredients. Finally, Tamari has a richer and smoother taste without sacrificing flavor, making it versatile for any meal. 

When buying your soy sauce, naturally fermented soy sauce is your best choice. The fermentation process reduces many of the negatives of non-fermented soy sauce, releasing natural Amino Acids that are vital to the body’s normal functioning including digestion, growth and healing.

“When cooking meals or preparing lunches, I choose San-J Tamari over regular soy sauce,” says Holistic Nutritionist Andrea Donsky, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of leading wellness site Naturally Savvy. “Not only because of my gluten-free and chemical-free lifestyle, but because San-J’s Tamari is naturally fermented from Non-GMO soybeans with a richer flavor than the ordinary variety.”

5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Soy Sauce:

  • INGREDIENTS:  Watch for artificial preservatives such as sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. Avoid hydrolyzed soy protein as it can be chemically processed. Good, naturally fermented soy sauce doesn’t need caramel color or corn syrup. 
  • HOW IT’S MADE: Always check how your soy sauce is made. Is it naturally fermented? Not chemically processed? 
  • TASTE: Look for natural fermentation which gives soy sauce its complex flavor. During the fermentation process, soy protein is broken into complex amino acids that give San-J Tamari hundreds of distinct flavor components, creating its unique flavor enhancing abilities, and rich, complex taste. 
  • CERTIFICATIONS: Soy is one of the high risk ingredients for GMO. Check if your soy sauce is Non-GMO Project verified. If you are on a gluten-free diet, make sure that your soy sauce is certified gluten-free. Other certifications to look for – organic, vegan, kosher (look for logos on the label). 
  • VERSATILITY: Where “regular” soy sauce will flash off under high temperatures due to its wheat content, Tamari retains its flavor when cooking. Also, it’s richer, milder taste makes it more versatile than just a stir-fry seasoning and is perfect as a salt substitute, natural flavor enhancer, marinade, and table condiment. It can be used in just about any recipe you can imagine, bringing out the best flavor of any ingredient.

5 Ways to Taste the Tamari Difference:

  • COOK IT:  Spice up old recipes or cook up something exotic and flavorful with Tamari. San-J’s premium gluten-free Tamari Soy Sauce is available in a variety of taste profiles, from rich Black and Gold Label Soy Sauce to reduced sodium varieties such as Tamari Lite with 50% less sodium. 
  • BAKE IT: Tamari goes perfectly with chocolate. Create decadent desserts from Cherry Chocolate Cake to Chocolate Almond Fortune Cookies with Tamari. 
  • DRIZZLE IT: Bye bye boring salads! Discover new tastes by drizzling San-J’s Tamari Sesame, Tamari Peanut or Tamari Ginger dressings over your favorite salad. 
  • PACK IT:  Enjoy organic, premium Tamari Soy anywhere. Carry Tamari To Go Packs in your lunchbox or purse to add flavor to leftovers, veggies, rice or to enjoy Sushi gluten-free at restaurants. 
  • DIP IT: Bite into San-J’s all natural, gluten-free Tamari flavored rice crackers. These irresistible crispy delights are baked (not fried) from whole brown rice coated with Tamari and perfect for dipping.

Create delicious dishes from Tamari with San-J’s extensive recipe collection, from appetizers to desserts like Lamb Potstickers and Cherry Chocolate Cake with Tamari. For recipes visit: www.san-j.com/recipes and product details at www.san-j.com.

San-J’s premium gluten free Tamari Soy Sauce is naturally brewed from 100% soybeans for up to six months using traditional Japanese methods. For over 200 years, San-J’s Tamari is brewed with no wheat for a richer, smoother, more refined taste than regular soy sauces. San-J’s Tamari is also Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher and free from artificial preservatives or additives. Organic varieties are also available. San-J’s Tamari is made from simple natural ingredients for a pure, rich flavor. 


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