where to get nama shoyu?
where to get nama shoyu?
I’m from a small town with only one health food store that does not believe in fermentation, so they don’t carry nama shoyu (which i assume is raw soy sauce). i’m wondering if there is a good on line source for it or if there is a good substitute?
Whole Food stores also carry nama shoyu, however,
living in a small town I realize that might be out of reach.
We have ordered from www.rawguru.com before and
have had no problems.
We order from them often.
Here is some information on nama shoyu, bragg’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 bragg’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”.
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- not technically raw, Bragg’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)
Raw Nama Shoyu – punnet of mushrooms plus 2 cloves garlic plus splash olive oil plus 1/2 to 1 teasp salt…massage together and leave to marinade. The liquid that comes out of it is exactly like Nama shoyu, and you get some tasty mushrooms to munch on too, it’s a win win thing!!
Hi Zoe, you have some great substitutes… is there a substitute for Nama Shoyu without mushrooms? Or how about a substitute for mushrooms?
I recently learned about our umami taste buds… these taste buds taste savory, brothy, meaty flavors in some foods… they also ‘detect’ MSG (which is why people like it). So, turns out, mushroom is ‘king of umami’... (btw, that’s not to say they have MSG) so, how can I find a substitute for that? Or the ‘meatiness’ it gives? Tough one… I know.
Anyone? Yeah, I thought the ‘mushroom’ substitute would be a tough one. (see prev. post) Well, I’m making raw hot dogs right now… it uses Braggs… but boy do they taste like hot dogs and even have the same color as hot dogs… reminds me of Loma Linda’s Big Franks (a vegan cooked hot dog).