What is the alcohol content of soy sauce?
Specifically two brands: Kikkoman and Yamasa.
- Yogesh GLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The alcohol levels can vary from 1% to 5% in depending on the process and ingredients. The fermentation by yeast of the starches in wheat soybeans or corn results in producing alcohol.
Alcohol content of Kikkoman sauce is about 2% by volume
Alcohol content of Yamasa sauce is about 2.5% by volume
Both soy sauces are pasteurized to stop fermentation
- Dave CLv 71 decade ago
The key here is "Naturally Brewed" soy sauces will contain alcohol due to the fermentation process.
According to the Kikkoman website... "Kikkoman Soy Sauces contain greater than 2% alcohol by volume."
Also, if you look at the Yamasa website.... \
Note: Additional Alcohol is added to their low sodium soy sauce...
" Naturally Brewed YAMASA Less Salt Soy Sauce
Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol (To Retain Freshness), Vinegar, and Lactic Acid "Source(s): http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/faq/generalfa... http://www.yamasausa.com/Yamasa_products_retail.ht...
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- NoellLv 44 years ago
alcohol content soy sauce
- The Unknown ChefLv 71 decade ago
Yogesh is right, I have never seen the winos drinking soya sauce in my Asian neighbourhood, they once did with the cooking wine, but stopped when they upped the salt content to 5%, as he said the fermentation process is used to breakdown the proteins and starches in the soya beans and wheat used, the culture turn the into a base alcohol, but it is released in processing and final bottling, you cannot get drunk, nor is in Haram for Muslims to us, I worked in Asia, and the Malay and indonesia soya sauces are sweeter and thicker, they make them for the Muslim population n both country's
- Hope Leslie ShyLv 71 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Not nearly enough.