Hooray For San-J, The World’s First FODMAP Friendly Certified Asian Cooking & Snack Products Have Arrived!

Posted on January 01, 2018

Introducing San-J from the USA – Makers of the world’s first FODMAP Friendly Certified Tamari sauces!

Drizzle, griddle, bake n’ sizzle with confidence, there are now 16 FODMAP Friendly Certified tamari sauces to tickle your taste buds with, thanks to the team at San-J!

Cook Asian-style low FODMAP meals whenever you like with confidence! The team have Certified tamari rice crackers, tamari sauces, soy sauces and Asian-style sauces you simply cannot go wrong with. Low FODMAP Asian cooking is now sorted every day of the week, thanks to these versatile, yummy sauces the whole family will enjoy!

View the whole FODMAP Friendly range, and get to know San-J’s brand inspiration below!

Tamari Soy Sauces

Our fermentation process gives San-J Tamari great flavor enhancing properties. Made with 100% soy and no wheat, it has a richer, milder, more complex taste than regular soy sauce. Add Tamari to soups, gravies, sauces and casseroles. Use it as a marinade and in stir-fry dishes.


Tamari Reduced Sodium

Tamari Lite 50% Less Sodium

Organic Tamari

Organic Tamari Reduced Sodium

Organic Shoyu

Organic Shoyu is brewed with soybeans and wheat resulting in a more aromatic sauce perfect for dipping or as a table condiment. It is brewed for up to six months and made with no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colours.

Organic Shoyu Soy Sauce

Asian Cooking Sauce

Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce

Enjoy an authentic Chinese favorite, right at home. Its robust flavor is savoury, sweet, and slightly salty, making it a versatile sauce. Try it as a delicious bbq glaze for meats and veggies. Use it in your favourite stir-fry, noodle dish, and fried rice. It’s also a tasty dipping sauce for spring rolls, french fries, chicken strips, or broccoli and cauliflower florets. The possibilities are endless!

Gluten Free Mongolian Sauce

San-J’s Mongolian Sauce is the fastest, easiest and tastiest way to make authentic, restaurant quality Mongolian Beef at home. Don’t stop there – get creative! The delicious blend of sweet and savoury flavors in Mongolian Sauce works equally well with chicken, shrimp and tofu.

Gluten Free Thai Peanut Sauce

Add a tasty Thai touch to your meals with San-J Thai Peanut Sauce. This is an excellent dipping sauce, pairing especially well with spring rolls. Marinating with Thai Peanut is also a quick and easy way to add a flavor of the exotic to your next meal.

Gluten Free Szechuan Sauce

This hot and spicy sauce will tingle your palate. The complex combination of gluten-free Tamari, spices, ginger, plum and sesame gives San-J’s Szechuan Sauce a balanced heat. This sauce is perfect for putting a new twist on your favorite chili recipe or stir-fry.

Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce

This sauce has a perfect balance of Tamari’s rich flavor and a mild sweetness with a hint of ginger and garlic. It is so versatile and great to use as a marinade or for stir-frys and fried rice. Marinating and seasoning meats, fish and vegetables is a snap with San-J Teriyaki Sauce.

Rice Crackers

These delicious crackers have an authentic Japanese crunch. The rich, delectable flavor comes from glazing the crackers with San-J Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce. Baked, not fried, they’re good enough to eat alone, but also serve as the perfect accompaniment to your favourite low FODMAP dip or salad!

Tamari Black Sesame – Brown Rice Crackers

Tamari Brown Sesame – Brown Rice Crackers

Teriyaki Sesame – Brown Rice Crackers

We had a chat to the San-J folk to learn all about their rich Japanese-US heritage, and the inspiration behind their low FODMAP Asian cooking. 

Read on to learn more!

How did your company begin?

San-Jirushi was founded by the Sato family as a Tamari and miso company in 1804 in Mie, Japan. Current San-J President, Takashi Sato, is an eighth-generation member of the founding family. They began brewing the first Tamari from their Henrico, Virginia, facility in 1987, The Henrico plant was the first Tamari brewing facility built in the U.S., and product demand continues to grow.  In 2017 San-J began a major expansion to this facility which will be completed in 2018.  Thus continuing mastery of Japanese tamari brewing.

What is the inspiration behind your Certified products?

When San-J began importing product to the US in the 70’s, our core customer was the natural market consumer.  Consumer demand for Organic, GF, Kosher, Vegan and Non-GMO products rose and we added these certifications to our products to meet these demands and keep our consumers informed of our products attributes.

Why did you create your particular Certified products?

Original Tamari soy sauce is made without wheat. With the growth of the Gluten Free market we were embraced by the GF consumer as a trusted brand and we then converted our cooking sauces to a GF recipes so they could be enjoyed by all.  We listen to our customers and we have developed certified products to meet their requests.

“It gives us a truly rewarding feeling when our customers tell us how happy they are with our products and how much they enjoy delicious Asian dishes thanks to our sauces. Comments like these are what motivate us to work harder every day to make the finest Tamari products”, says Takashi Sato, president of San-J.

What separates your products from others available on the market? Tamari’s history dates back to 7th century AD, when it was brought to Japan from China. It has been known since ancient times that cooked and fermented soybeans will produce a tasty, dark red paste, which the Japanese call miso. During the miso ripening process, a protein-rich liquid accumulates. This liquid was given the name tamari, or “that which accumulates.” Tamari is the origin of Japanese soy sauce.

Over 200 years of tamari brewing experience goes into every bottle of San-J Tamari.  Our Tamari is made using 100% soybeans.  The brewing process takes up to six months from bean to bottle, this process insures a complexity and depth of flavour that cannot be matched by other soy sauces.

San-J Tamari flavor doesn’t flash off under high temperatures. Because regular soy sauce is brewed with half wheat, it contains more aromatic flavor notes in the form of alcohols and esters, which flash off under high temperatures.

San-J Tamari has 37% more soy protein than regular soy sauce. During the fermentation process, soy protein is broken into complex amino acids that give San-J Tamari hundreds of distinct flavor components, creating its unique flavor enhancing abilities, and rich, complex taste.

San-J Tamari has a richer, milder taste than other soy sauces. More versatile than just a stir-fry seasoning, San-J Tamari is a great flavor enhancer, perfect as a salt substitute, marinade, and table condiment. It can be used in just about any recipe you can imagine, bringing out the best flavor of any ingredient.

Are there more products to be added to your range in future?

Yes we are always working on developing new products and flavors to meet our consumer demands.

Where can people find out more about San-J International?

Visit www.san-j.com




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