Soy sauce nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats
Carbohydrates in Soy Sauce
Soy sauce is a condiment made from soybeans and wheat. It is low in carbohydrates while being relatively higher in protein. However, it is not significantly rich in protein.
Soy sauce consists of 5% carbohydrates, 8% protein, 1% fat, 71% water, and 15% micronutrients, such as sodium.
Carbohydrates per 100g
A 100g serving of soy sauce, equalling 3.5 oz (103ml) or a little less than half a cup, contains 4.93g of carbohydrates.
Soy sauce made from soybeans without wheat, known as tamari, is higher in carbohydrates, containing 5.57g in a 100g serving (1).
Carbohydrates per Serving Size
Soy sauce is more often used in smaller amounts. One average serving size of soy sauce per person is 1 tbsp, equal to 16g or ½ fl oz (15ml).
One tablespoon of soy sauce contains only 0.78g of carbohydrates.
The carbohydrate content of soy sauce consists of 84% net carbs and only 16% dietary fiber.
Despite the net carb content, soy sauce contains only 0.4g of sugars, namely 0.1g of sucrose and 0.3g of glucose. The simple sugar composition is low.
Carbohydrate type breakdown
As a result of fermentation during production, soy sauce may instead contain sugar alcohols, also known as polyols (2). Sugar alcohol is a carbohydrate that adds a sweet flavor but provides fewer calories than sugar.
Comparison to Other Foods
Looking at the table below, you can see how the carbohydrate content of soy sauce compares to those of other foods.
|Food||Carbohydrates, per serving||Carbohydrates, per 100g|
|Soy Sauce||1g (1tbsp or 16g)||5g|
|Soybean||56g (1 cup or 186g)||30g|
|Hoisin Sauce||7g (1tbsp or 16g)||44g|
|Worcestershire Sauce||3g (1tbsp or 16g)||19g|
|Teriyaki Sauce||3g (1tbsp or 16g)||16g|
|Oyster Sauce||2g (1tbsp or 16g)||11g|
Important nutritional characteristics for Soy sauce
Glycemic index ⓘ
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|Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving||53|
|Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols||4.13 grams|
|Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)||1 tbsp (16 grams)|
|Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.||-1.4 (alkaline)|
|Oxalates ⓘ https://core.ac.uk/reader/38935472?utm_source=linkout||11mg|
Soy sauce calories (kcal)
|Calories in 100 grams||53|
|Calories in 1 tbsp||8||16 g|
|Calories in 1 tsp||3||5.3 g|
|Calories in 1 cup||135||255 g|
|Calories in 1 individual packet||5||8.9 g|
Soy sauce Glycemic index (GI)
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
Fiber content ratio for Soy sauce
All nutrients for Soy sauce per 100g
|Nutrient||Value||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Comparison|
|Calories||53kcal||3%||86%||1.1 times more than Orange|
|Protein||8.14g||19%||50%||2.9 times more than Broccoli|
|Fats||0.57g||1%||79%||58.4 times less than Cheddar Cheese|
|Net carbs||4.13g||N/A||59%||13.1 times less than Chocolate|
|Carbs||4.93g||2%||60%||5.7 times less than Rice|
|Iron||1.45mg||18%||49%||1.8 times less than Beef|
|Calcium||33mg||3%||42%||3.8 times less than Milk|
|Potassium||435mg||13%||15%||3 times more than Cucumber|
|Magnesium||74mg||18%||17%||1.9 times less than Almond|
|Sugar||0.4g||N/A||72%||22.4 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||0.8g||3%||53%||3 times less than Orange|
|Copper||0.04mg||5%||83%||3.3 times less than Shiitake|
|Zinc||0.87mg||8%||57%||7.3 times less than Beef|
|Phosphorus||166mg||24%||48%||1.1 times less than Chicken meat|
|Sodium||5493mg||239%||1%||11.2 times more than White Bread|
|Vitamin A RAE||0µg||0%||100%|
|Vitamin B1||0.03mg||3%||80%||8.1 times less than Pea raw|
|Vitamin B2||0.17mg||13%||55%||1.3 times more than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||2.2mg||14%||57%||4.4 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||0.3mg||6%||74%||3.8 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||0.15mg||11%||56%||1.2 times more than Oat|
|Folate||14µg||4%||54%||4.4 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Saturated Fat||0.07g||0%||83%||80.8 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.09g||N/A||82%||111.4 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.26g||N/A||74%||179.4 times less than Walnut|
|Tryptophan||0.1mg||0%||79%||3.2 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0.27mg||0%||80%||2.7 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0.32mg||0%||80%||2.9 times less than Salmon raw|
|Leucine||0.54mg||0%||81%||4.5 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0.38mg||0%||78%||1.2 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0.1mg||0%||83%||Equal to Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0.35mg||0%||80%||1.9 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0.33mg||0%||82%||6.1 times less than Soybean raw|
|Histidine||0.17mg||0%||81%||4.3 times less than Turkey meat|
|Omega-3 - EPA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - DHA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - DPA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
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