I noted that Braggs aminos are a very popular ingredient in quite a few recipes in this site. I have never used it, since I seem to remember somebody saying that Braggs aminos was not healthy because it comes from soy beans.
I’m now debating whether or not to include this in the recipes I make. People’s comments seem to suggest that the aminos have a great flavor. I dont eat soy or soy products since I don’t trust the bean. Am I right? should I worry about this?
Topic: New to Raw / What exactly is Braggs Aminos?
Here is some information on nama shoyu, braggâ€™s liquid aminos, and tamari sauce. Any of them could be used. None of them are really considered raw. And I believe those with certain health issues use Tamari sauce. They cannot use nama shoyu or braggâ€™s liquid aminos. But all three do contain soy, which takes us back to the soybean issues.
The following was in the Pure Magazine Winter 2008.
Braggâ€™s Liquid Aminos
- not technically raw, Braggâ€™s is a liquid protein concentrate. It contains naturally occurring MSG in the form of glutamic acid. made from non-GMO soy, and water.
Organic Nama Shoyu
- fermented, not a raw food, but is a living food. Also contains naturally occurring MSG. Made from soybeans, spring water, whole wheat, sea salt.
- not a raw food, also contains naturally occurring MSG in the form of glutamic acid. Made from whole soybeans, sea salt, water, and koji (Aspergillus hacho)
For me… When I started incorporating a raw lifestyle,
I found lots of recipes using one of the three Braggs Aminos,
Nama Shoyu, or Tamari Sauce.
So, I made a couple of those recipes. It did not take me
long or my body long to move away from the too salty flavors
I found in some raw recipes. I did come to the conclusion
that these were transitioning recipes. Now if a recipe calls
for one of these ingredients…I first make it without.
But my family and I usually tend to stay away from those products.
Bragg’s Aminos does state on the bottle that they use non-GMO soy.
But it has come down to MSG issues for our family. My daughter and I
have started to notice MSG symptoms, so we sway away.
Do what resonates right for you. Best of Health on whatever path