Nigari - Vancouver Island Salt Co
It has long been known that liquid nigari makes the best tofu, with a refined texture and naturally sweeter flavour compared to flakes, gypsum or other alternatives. Our liquid nigari is an all-natural product created through our sea salt harvesting process. This mineral rich brine consists of mainly of magnesium chloride as well as other trace minerals that give this concentration its strong bitter taste ('nigari' comes from the Japanese word for bitter).
Lesser known is that nigari can also be used to make delicious ricotta, paneer and other fresh cheeses. A small drop can improve the flavour and texture of your home ferments including sauerkraut, kimchi and even sourdough bread. Using nigari is a good way to add the essential mineral magnesium, known as the 'spark of life', to your diet.
Enough to coagulate approximately 100L of soy milk (depending on recipe), our nigari is drawn from pristine shores, micro-filtered and boiled at high temperatures to ensure the highest purity before being bottled in glass.