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What is tamari?

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Tamari or shoyu is soy sauce. The true tamari is a fermented product made from whole soybeans. It has a richer flavor than soy sauces formulated from soybean meal, caramel and corn syrup.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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