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Coconut aminos?

Commented on September 11, 2014
Created August 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I keep finding recipes that call for coconut aminos...If they are savory recipes, can I sub with Braggs? I haven't seen coconut aminos anywhere around here...

Thanks in advance!

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on September 11, 2014
at 01:59 PM

So, is everyone saying that if a recipe calls for "coconut aminos" I can use Braggs?? Thank you.

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on August 28, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Right now squid brand, but I would like to switch to Read boat or make my own.

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on August 28, 2012
at 05:02 PM

What fish sauce do you use? Store bought?

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Kate, also check out PaperBackSwap.com. You post books you are willing to send out to other members, which earns you points, then you use those points to have other members send you books on your WishList, which you can fill up with all the Paleo books. It will cost a few dollars to mail out your books, but still significantly less expensive than buying the books yourself. And there are a dozen other sites in addition to PaperBackSwap.

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Right...Soy... Sorry...I'm doing all the research I can on the internet, but I'm still waiting on my library to get books for me...I'd buy them, but financially, it's just not possible for me right now...It is definitely making things difficult... Thank you for your help :-)

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on April 18, 2013
at 01:37 PM

You can find these on Amazon here.

Braggs is made by treating soybeans with hydrochloric acid. This creates free amino acids which are neutralized by the remaining acid with sodium bicarbonate, resulting in sodium chloride (giving it its salty taste). I avoid it.

Coconut anything is really starting to take off and I've been seeing it a lot more then I used to so you may want to check your local health food stores again and/or ask them about ordering the product in. I use them often in place of soy sauce/salt and love it.

I also recommend their coconut vinegar, which after being aged for a full year is nutritionally superior over other vinegars in its amino acid, vitamin and mineral and FOS (a prebiotic that promotes digestive health) content.

Mmmmmm coconut!

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on September 21, 2012
at 08:20 PM

I get mine at wegmans. You also visit this website to order it. http://www.coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html I'm not sure if Briggs would taste the same, but with coconut aminos it tastes the same as soy sauce. It is also much better than tamari ( the gluten free version of soy sauce).

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on August 28, 2012
at 04:29 PM

I just was able to find coconut aminos for the first time the other day in store. If you live in the Northeast, it is an item that Wegmans finally started stocking in my area. I used it to make a salmon dish and the similarities between it and soy sauce extend not only to flavor but texture as well. I haven't eaten any soy sauce in a while and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to distinguish between the two in a blind taste test.

Matt

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:23 PM

I have been making my own "soy" sauce alternative. Tastes just like soy sauce. I don't really like the coconut aminos and it is expensive.

1 part balsamic vinegar 1 part toasted sesame oil 2 parts fish sauce

Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

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on August 28, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Right now squid brand, but I would like to switch to Read boat or make my own.

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on August 28, 2012
at 05:02 PM

What fish sauce do you use? Store bought?

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on January 08, 2014
at 09:19 PM

@monalisa THANKS!! I am going to try your version. It sounds good and salty. I find the coconut aminos sweet... good, but not salty like soya or braggs or tamari.

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on January 08, 2014
at 09:18 PM

I think it tastes sweet. I am going to try the monalisa idea of vinegar oil and fish sauce. THAT sounds closer to the saltiness or soya or braggs or tamari even! THANKS!!!

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on October 11, 2013
at 11:25 PM

If you are near a Whole Foods, they do carry it. It's with their "international" foods - near the canned coconut milk & Thai cooking stuff. I would think that pretty much any natural foods store would carry it. Maybe even TJ's. I had to look for it today & ended up asking one of the people at WF, which is how I finally found it. Maybe, if you don't have a WF nearby, you could ask at a local natural foods store.

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:16 AM

I say Braggs for Coconut is a like for like switch in the Aminos department

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on April 18, 2013
at 02:25 AM

Because paleolithic people knew how to make amino's, right? And they all had access to coconuts?

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:42 PM

If you end up finding it, pick one up and give it a shot. There might be some applications where you'll love it. I marinate my beef jerky in it and just love it, but I really don't like using it in stirfries (is that a word?) because it's too sweet. A little tamari every few weeks isn't going to hurt me, so I just use that. I love the suggestion above of adding fish sauce to it!

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Go to raw food world has coconut aminos 8oz. for $6.13 very reasonable price

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:11 PM

If you are looking for a replacement ingredient for flavor -- and not for paleo-ness -- yes, you can use Bragg's (soy), soy sauce (soy & wheat), or tamari (soy).

Coconut aminos effectively are the paleo-ish replacement for soy sauce. Since soy and wheat aren't paleo-friendly, that's really your only option AFAIK. Bragg's is not an option, since it is 100% soy.

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Right...Soy... Sorry...I'm doing all the research I can on the internet, but I'm still waiting on my library to get books for me...I'd buy them, but financially, it's just not possible for me right now...It is definitely making things difficult... Thank you for your help :-)

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Kate, also check out PaperBackSwap.com. You post books you are willing to send out to other members, which earns you points, then you use those points to have other members send you books on your WishList, which you can fill up with all the Paleo books. It will cost a few dollars to mail out your books, but still significantly less expensive than buying the books yourself. And there are a dozen other sites in addition to PaperBackSwap.

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