Kikkoman Introduces Gluten-Free Soy Sauce - Celiac Disease
Jan 18 2011

Kikkoman Introduces Gluten-Free Soy Sauce

Kikkoman enters the gluten-free market with a new gluten-free soy sauce joining La ChoySan-J on the shelves.  Previously, Kikkoman’s soy sauce contained wheat, making it off limits for those on the gluten-free diet.   The new product contains only water, soybeans, rice & salt. More about the new product:

Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce is a premium Tamari-style soy sauce with the same rich, savory taste and flavor you’ve come to expect from Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Naturally brewed with four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, rice and salt, Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce meets the FDA’s mandatory guidelines for a gluten-free declaration.

This mild, preservative-free soy sauce is made from rice instead of wheat. Using Kikkoman’s age-old brewing process to preserve and enhance the unique flavors, Gluten-Free Soy Sauce delivers the quality you’ve come to expect from the Kikkoman family of products.

Kikkoman is headquartered in San Francisco and has been around since 1957.  The HQ has expanded to 7 regional sales offices across the US and one in Canada.  There are 10 distribution centers and 2 plants to ensure freshness & availability of the product.

Soy sauce can be used to add flavor to a multitude of dishes, not only in Asian-style meals. Salad dressings & marinades often use soy sauce as an ingredient.  Here is a dish I made earlier this year using soy sauce:

I sauteed carrots & kale in a touch of olive oil and soy sauce and then added in black beans once they vegetables were softened.  I served on a bed of gluten-free pasta and topped with goat cheese for a satisfying meal.

Want an awesome dish to warm you up on a cold day?  Try this one out.  I love to serve it over spaghetti squash!  If you want to make it vegan, leave out the honey & use agave nectar instead.

Honey Baked Lentils

1 cup lentils
2 cups water
2 TBSP honey
2 TBSP gluten-free soy sauce
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 clove garlic
1 small onion
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all liquid ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Add rinsed lentils and bake, covered, for an hour and a half or until tender. You can also saute and throw in veggies, or sub in a bit of rice for some of the lentils.

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Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Jules says:

    This is fantastic news! Thanks for covering it, Kim!
    One point of clarification from the Kikkoman website though, there are currently NO mandatory FDA guidelines for “Gluten-Free” labeling (as stated on Kikkoman’s site). The FDA was to have enacted such regulations over 2 years ago, but has been dragging its feet. Go to to write your Congressional representative and to the FDA to urge them to act on these labeling rules right away so we as gluten-free consumers can know which products are truly safe for us.

  2. Tiffany Janes says:

    I’d heard a rumor about this so I’m glad it’s not a rumor but a fact. This is excellent news for those of us who like dining out for Chinese food as well as those that prepare that cuisine at home!

  3. lisa Poelvoorde says:

    How long has this GF soy sauce been going on? My boyfriend just told me he had seen at HyVee for couple of months in Moline, IL 61265. I have never knew anything about it until I had told him about this updated news.

  4. Carla says:

    Good to know. Thanks for sharing. I’ll spread the word and mention your blog in my post. Great blog you have here! Gluten Free Recipe Box

  5. Lewis Tchong says:

    Wanjashan also carries an organic and gluten-free tamari that is available at Whole Foods

  6. Lisa Poelvoorde says:

    I have tried SAN-J organic tamari wheat free soy sauce that are gluten free. It taste great. Can be found at health market from HyVee.

  7. Farris L. Rookstool Jr says:

    Does your product contain MSG?
    I am highly allergic to this and cannot tolerate any amount.
    Thank you.
    Farris L. Rookstool Jr
    DAllas, Texas


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