Black soy sauce, a common condiment in Malaysian cuisine, is often used to enhance the flavor of various dishes. However, when it comes to the ketogenic diet, it’s important to consider its nutritional content and ingredients.
- High in Carbohydrates: One tablespoon of black soy sauce contains 8 grams of carbohydrates, which is quite high for a ketogenic diet that typically limits daily carb intake to about 20-50 grams.
- Presence of Sugar: Black soy sauce contains 7 grams of sugar per serving. Sugar is a form of carbohydrate that is not keto-friendly.
- Contains Wheat Flour: Wheat flour is one of the ingredients in black soy sauce. Wheat is a grain, and grains are generally not allowed on a ketogenic diet due to their high carb content.
- Low in Fat: The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet. Black soy sauce contains no fat, which makes it less suitable for a keto diet.
- High in Sodium: While sodium is not a carbohydrate and doesn’t directly affect ketosis, it’s worth noting that black soy sauce is high in sodium. Excessive sodium can lead to other health issues, so it’s important to consume it in moderation.
Keto-friendly Alternatives to Black Soy Sauce
- Amount Per ServingCalories30
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 290mg 13%
- Potassium 0mg 0%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
- Sugars 7g
- Protein 0g 0%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.