If you’re being mindful of calories, or on a diet, then you will want to be mindful of sauces. Maybe you’re just curious. But either way, this is all you’ll want to know about the nutrition of soy sauce.
So, how many calories are in soy sauce? There are typically between 5 and 25 calories per serving (1 tablespoon) of your average brand, product, or recipe of soy sauce. Although, the average tends to be around 10 calories per tablespoon.
Calories In Soy Sauce Brands
Below you can find the calories in fourteen of the most popular and some of the more authentic soy sauce brands available on the market:
|Soy Sauce Brand||Calories|
|Kikkoman Soy Sauce||10|
|Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce||10|
|Yamasa Soy Sauce||10|
|Great Value Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce||5|
|San J Tamari Organic Soy Sauce||10|
|Lee Kum Kee Premium Dark Soy Sauce||25|
|Roland Soy Sauce||15|
|Aloha Soy Sauce||0|
|Kingston Miami Trading JCS Soya Sauce||10|
|Silver Swan Lauriat Soy Sauce||5|
|Kimlan Soy Sauce||14|
|Kishibori Shoyu Soy Sauce||10|
|Pearl River Bridge Light Soy Sauce||10|
|La Choy All-Purpose SOY SAUCE||10|
With all the data from the products, we can run a quick formula to work out the average:
Average = Add them all together / how many there are.
144 (total calories of all the products) / 14 products = 10.2 calories.
Perhaps a bit too complicated and over the top – but you get the idea here!
1 serving of soy sauce is generally considered to be 1 tablespoon or 15ml.
There are typically between 5-10 calories per tablespoon of your average bottle of regular, or light soy sauce. Although some brands are known to have 0 calories, others can be as high as 25.
Soy sauce does not have a lot of calories, particularly compared to other condiments. That being said the total amount of calories per serving can range quite dramatically between brands and variations of the sauce can be higher in calories too. So check nutritional labels.
Soy sauce is generally good for weight loss from a calorie perspective. Although, the high amounts of sodium may result in increased water retention, and bloating. This can therefore give the impression that the condiment is causing weight gain.
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.