Light Soy Sauce (Usukuchi shoyu)
Light soy sauce, like heavy soy sauce, is made with about equal amounts of soy beans and wheat. Light soy sauce, however, is processed to produce a lighter color. Light soy sauce is used when emphasis is to be placed on the colors of food ingredients. Light soy sauce, though lighter in color than heavy soy sauce, but is actually has a bit more salt (18% of content) than does heavy soy sauce (16%).
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