About Morinaga

Who is Morinaga

Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. (MNF) is a manufacturer of soy products based in Torrance, CA USA. We produce the popular Mori-Nu Silken Tofu brand, a line of silken tofu widely sold across the US and around the world, as well as the industrial and food service ingredient Silken Soy Puree. Our soy products are sold in a unique aseptic package that protects fresh tofu from light and bacteria and allows for a long shelf life without refrigeration—without the use of preservatives!

Mori-Nu’s Soybeans: Quality from Seed to Tofu

Mori-Nu is proud to introduce our soybean supplier, KAPI (KG Agri Products).  They boast being able to fully control everything from breeding unique, Non-GMO seeds to shipping out the final product.  This means that our soybeans have a watchful eye on them from before planting, all the way until they get to you.

The best soybeans from each generation are chosen to replant for the next year’s crop which ensures that our product will, little by little, continuously improve.  This seed development program, one of the most eminent Non-GMO soybean development programs in North America, is one way that we can guarantee that our products are of the highest quality.

KAPI’s in-house developed soybeans are grown by contracted farmers, which keeps our competitors from being able to use the exact strains used for our tofu.  This Identity Preservation process, checked by OSIA (Ohio Seed Improvement Association), shows our consumers that they truly are getting the best.

Once harvested, our soybeans go through rigorous quality testing, and only those that pass are accepted and shipped out to our customers.  Your quality is assured because KAPI has a hand in every second of our soybeans’ life. 

After that, it’s on to our manufacturing facility, where our beans are carefully crafted into the high quality silken tofu that many have come to know and rely on. That way our customers can craft great recipes, with a great ingredient.


Morinaga Milk Industry Inc

The second largest dairy manufacturer in Japan, develops silken tofu sold in an aseptic package, Using Tetra Pak's revolutionary new packaging process that seals in all the wholesome nutrition of tofu in an airtight, shelf-stable box, this new Morinaga tofu can be stored without refrigeration and consumed safely for many months after the manufacture date.


Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.

Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. (MNF) of Torrance, California began marketing aseptic- packaged silken tofu in the United States under the Mori-Nu brand name.


Mori-Nu Lite Silken Tofu

With the success of original Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, Morinaga introduced low-fat Mori-Nu Lite Silken Tofu. Initially sold in both Firm and Extra Firm varieties, Mori-Nu Lite Silken Tofu contains just one gram of fat for every 6 grams of protein.


Pacific Nutritional Foods, Inc.

Pacific Nutritional Foods, Inc. (PNF), located in Tualatin, Oregon, was established in October 1995 as a domestic manufacturer of aseptic-packaged tofu and subsidiary of Morinaga Nutritional Foods.


First Domestically-Produced Tofu

Morinaga Nutritional Foods began distribution of its first domestically-produced tofu products manufactured at PNF. Tofu made at PNF is sold in a 12.0/12.3oz package with 18% more tofu than the original package.

Certified Kosher by KSA

All Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is certified Kosher by the Kosher Supervision of America (KSA).



Mori-Nu Organic Firm Silken Tofu

Morinaga Nutritional Foods introduced Mori-Nu Organic Firm Silken Tofu, the first Mori-Nu brand silken tofu to be made with organic soybeans and certified USDA Organic.


Exporting to Canada

Taking advantage of the shelf-stable and long life features of aseptic tofu, Morinaga Nutritional Foods began exporting to Canada.


Exporting to Europe and India

Morinaga Nutritional Foods began exporting to Europe and India.


Silken Soy Puree

Morinaga Nutritional Foods introduced Silken Soy Puree, an industrial  and food service ingredient designed as a non-dairy alternative to  dairy ingredients, with higher density than soymilk and a mild, rich creamy taste.


Nigari Silken Tofu

Morinaga Nutritional Foods introduced Nigari Silken Tofu made with magnesium chloride (nigari). Nigari is a natural component of sea water traditionally used to make tofu in Japan, which brings out the creamy and sweet taste of soy beans.


Non-GMO Verification Program

In keeping with the high quality standards of our parent company,  Morinaga Nutritional Foods has always used exclusively non-GMO  soybeans in our products. However, recognizing the importance of trusted labeling in keeping our consumers informed, we chose to enroll in the Non-GMO Project's rigorous Non-GMO Verification Program. In 2013  Morinaga Nutritional Foods completed our audit and Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and Silken Soy Puree were verified Non-GMO by the Non GMO Project.




Gluten free

All Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and Silken Soy Puree were verified Gluten-Free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.