Soya sauce is one of the world’s oldest condiments and has been used in China for more than 2,500 years. Soya bean is a leguminous crop and is rich in proteins. Many value-added products are made from it like milk, paneer, cheese, and sauce.
Soya products are increasingly becoming popular especially amongst health-conscious people. Soya sauce is used as a taste enhancer as it has a typical bitter-sour and sweet taste as well as flavour.
The appealing and unique color, flavor, and fragrance of soy sauce are generated by the fusion of the soybeans, wheat, and salt that are the main raw materials.
The taste is mainly from soybean proteins, and the fragrance is mainly from wheat starch, created as the microorganisms work on each ingredient. The characteristic color comes from the combination of amino acids, obtained from proteins, and glucose, obtained from starch.
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Manufacturing Process of Soya Sauce
The manufacturing process is simple. De-fatted soya flour is processed by using the hydrolysis process.
Flour and water along with other ingredients like salt, baking soda, vinegar, preservatives, etc. are mixed homogeneously to form a semi-liquid or paste-type mixture and it is passed through filter sieves to remove impurities.
This mixture is then taken to SS neutralization tanks and kept for about 2 hours before packing.
To establish a soya sauce manufacturing business Compliance under the PFA Act is mandatory.
The market for soy-based products including soya sauce is in urban and semi-urban areas and while selecting the location of the plant, this aspect has to be kept in mind. Restaurants, clubs, caterers, star hotels are major consumers of soya sauce in India.
Estimated Cost of a Soya Sauce Small Scale Manufacturing Unit
|Plant Capacity: 50 tons||Total Capital Investment: Rupees 25.65 Lakh|
|Plant & Machinery: Rupees 5.55 Lakh||Working Capital: Rupees 10.20 Lakh|
|Rate of Return: 56%||Break-Even: 42%|
The actual cost of the project may deviate from the change of any of the assumptions. You can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.
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