Prefecture: Okinawa Producer: Katsuren Gyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Ingredients: Mozuku (Okinawa), honjozo soy sauce (contains soybean and wheat) Vegan, Dairy-free Size: 10 x 10g packets Storage: Room temperature but best served chilled.
Found only in the seas surrounding Okinawa, mozuku is a type of brown seaweed that is rich in minerals and fucoidan - a polysaccharide that gives mozuku its signature slimy texture. Mozuku has a slightly briny taste with a hint of sweetness and when combined with the umami-rich flavors of soy sauce (here using traditionally brewed honjozo soy sauce), create a harmonious blend of savory and sweet with less saltiness compared to regular soy sauce. 40% of Okinawa’s mozuku comes from the Katsuren area of Uruma City which is located on the east side of the main island of Okinawa. The area is perfect for high-quality mozuku to grow given its transparent waters, spacious fishing grounds and exposure to sunlight, and is where Katsuren Gyogyo Kyodo Kumiai cultivates their futomozuku - a specific type of mozuku with exceptional sliminess. Katsuren Gyogyo Kyodo Kumiai’s fisherman frequently dive into the sea, from seeding to harvest, to support the growth of mozuku. Peak harvest season is from April to June, but Katsuren Gyogyo Kyodo Kumiai harvests their mozuku early, when mozuku is the most fresh and delicious. You will notice mozuku’s signature taste and texture in this truly local product!
Suggested uses:Recommended to be served chilled to notice more of mozuku’s signature slimy texture. Use in place of regular soy sauce especially with sashimi and sushi, as a marinade, for aemono (dressed dishes) or as a dipping sauce. Try it in the Mozuku Soy Sauce Chicken Caprese Salad and Japanese-Style Soy Sauce Carbonara recipes provided.
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