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Braggs Liquid Aminos

#1 Postby Rupa » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:02 pm

Hi I'm new at this and had a question about Braggs,

Just wondering what peoples opinions are of this product. I was looking for something to flavor soups, beans, rice etc with and saw this used a lot in vegan recipes on the net. I picked up a bottle and it did improve the taste of things quite a bit.

I have two concerns though, one is the saltiness which I understand is a natural side product of the processing of the soybean. If I use several teaspoons of this every day or two am I going overboard on my sodium requirement for a vegan diet? Second, The main reason I chose to go vegan was to avoid processed/unnatural foods. Is Braggs processed in such a way that there is little natural nutritional value? What I mean is, am I putting something really artificial into my food that will have little or no benefit to my body? I know it claims to have a complete array of amino acids, but will my body really benefit from these in this form?

I do enjoy the taste and could see myself using it regularly, but I'd also rather not and stick to herbs if it is just another overly processed food flavoring.

Thanks to anyone who has any thoughts or info.

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Re: Braggs Liquid Aminos

#2 Postby Fallen_Horse » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:14 pm

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Re: Braggs Liquid Aminos

#3 Postby chrisjs » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:26 pm

I'm not convinced this product is anything other than tamari with an overpriced hippie label.

Why it is better or how it is different than soy sauce?

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Re: Braggs Liquid Aminos

#4 Postby SunWarrior » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:37 pm

Its gluten free. Most soy sauce isn't. The sodium content is pretty low.
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Re: Braggs Liquid Aminos

#5 Postby vegimator » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:41 am

SunWarrior wrote:Its gluten free. Most soy sauce isn't. The sodium content is pretty low.


The sodium content is actually higher than most brands of soy sauce. They just use a way smaller serving size. 1 teaspoon versus 2 tablespoons I think.

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Re: Braggs Liquid Aminos

#6 Postby chrisjs » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:07 am

Tamari is gluten fee soy sauce.

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#7 Postby SunWarrior » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:16 am

Ah. I was not aware of the difference.
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Re: Braggs Liquid Aminos

#8 Postby chrisjs » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:45 am

Well, I oversimplified that. There is tamari that contains wheat as well, and it's not exactly the same as soy sauce (similar to how dark soy sauce is quite different).

But my point is that there's already a commodity gluten-free soy sauce equivalent out there, and Braggs has a strikingly similar ingredients list... So I don't see how it isn't just a scam.


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