Here’s a dirty little secret about a lot of soy sauce currently available on the market: It’s only made of 50% soy beans. The other half is wheat!
That means a lot of soy sauce is off limits to those sensitive to gluten or have Celiac disease. And of course the genuine flavor is greatly reduced due to this adulteration.
Made with 100% soybeans, San-J Tamari is smoother and more complex than regular soy sauce which contains 40-60% wheat. Certified kosher, no MSG or artificial preservatives are added.
San-J founder San-Jirushi settled on Virginia when he decided to brew his Tamari in North America. Since hot humid summers and chilly winters are ideal for fermentation, San-Jirushi picked Richmond, situated between mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which is similar in climate and geography to Mie Japan, home to San-J’s more than 200 years of brewing heritage.
San-J also mixes their Tamari with other fresh ingredients yielding the following tasty salad dressings:
Tamari Sesame – The perfect Asian touch to salads. For a new twist on pasta salad, toss Tamari Sesame with noodles and vegetables. When paired with fresh spinach, this dressing creates a light, refreshing salad. Also great as a marinade.
Tamari Peanut – Add a touch of Thai to mixed greens, carrots, apple cubes and sunflower seeds with this tamari flavored with peanuts and spices. Also nicely complements Asian-inspired coleslaws and pasta and fruit salads.
Tamari Ginger – An essential ingredient in Asian cuisine, ginger brings a delightful freshness to this dressing. For a delicious, light lunch, add chicken strips to your favorite salad and toss with cashews and grated carrots.
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