Salt Reduction – more taste, less salt
It’s a given fact: too much salt is unhealthy. It increases the risk of high blood pressure and cardio-vascular disease. Five grams or a level teaspoon per day is the maximum recommended intake, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Do you want to reduce your salt intake but still enjoy seasoning your food? It’s easy with Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce. Kikkoman has been studying the health properties of naturally brewed soy sauce for many decades. The result: the salt content can be reduced by an average of 30 percent if soy sauce is used instead of salt. This has been confirmed in a study by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research. *
Keep the taste
In fact: all soy sauces contain a large quantity of salt which is intrinsic to the product, although Japanese-style sauces like Kikkoman usually contain less salt than Chinese versions. However, using soy sauce as a seasoning means you don't have to add extra salt to your food so your overall salt consumption should not increase. The easiest way to ensure that you don’t add too much salt is to measure the amount of soy sauce and don’t pour it freehand.
Health concerns over salt consumption is a serious challenge for western diets, so Kikkoman also make a Less Salt Soy Sauce, which contains 43% less salt than its original naturally brewed soy sauce for those looking to decrease their salt intake further.