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Whats the deal with soy sauce?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 11, 2011 at 9:34 PM

The first couple ingredients and wheat and soybeans but is a high quality soy sauce really as bad as these ingredients would make it seem?

whats the deal?

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on May 21, 2012
at 06:10 AM

I recommend the san-j brand of gluten free tamari. it even comes in packets you can take with you when you eat out (mmm, sashimi)

095ef76482234d3db444b77d7ed01c29

(2755)

on August 12, 2011
at 01:15 AM

^^^ What she said. I avoid soy because of the phytoestrogens and my own propensity for gynocomastia...but for some dishes, it's simply a must so on my cheat meal day, if it's on the menu...it's a 20% item for me. :)

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on August 11, 2011
at 10:24 PM

I got the coconut aminos; I had to use so much it wasn't worth the price for me :( When I'm not doing a 30 day challenge, I'm gonna stick with tamari.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on August 11, 2011
at 10:17 PM

Weirdly enough, the old bottle of tamari in my cupboard has wheat. Time to toss it.

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97c04f87a752ff0a5cf6be9d806c0334

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on August 11, 2011
at 11:28 PM

Soy sauce is fermented. I believe that the fermentation process removes the majority of the toxins found in raw, unprocessed soy like phytic acid and phytoestrogens.

I use it sparingly in my Asian dishes and stir fries. If you're cautious about gluten, some brands do make gluten and wheat free variations, which taste pretty good!

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on May 21, 2012
at 06:10 AM

I recommend the san-j brand of gluten free tamari. it even comes in packets you can take with you when you eat out (mmm, sashimi)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 11, 2011
at 09:51 PM

I file soy sauce in the 20% of stuff that I don't stress about. I use it occasionally as a seasoning but I don't marinate food in buckets of it. I hate eating soy products in general, but ignore it in soy sauce. Call me weird.

095ef76482234d3db444b77d7ed01c29

(2755)

on August 12, 2011
at 01:15 AM

^^^ What she said. I avoid soy because of the phytoestrogens and my own propensity for gynocomastia...but for some dishes, it's simply a must so on my cheat meal day, if it's on the menu...it's a 20% item for me. :)

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C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on August 11, 2011
at 09:57 PM

We use soy sauce very occasionally. We buy Tamari, which is wheat free soy sauce. I believe that coconut aminos is a good replacement (but I've only heard it from you guys on the internet, so I have no way of knowing what it is...).

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on August 11, 2011
at 10:24 PM

I got the coconut aminos; I had to use so much it wasn't worth the price for me :( When I'm not doing a 30 day challenge, I'm gonna stick with tamari.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on August 11, 2011
at 10:17 PM

Weirdly enough, the old bottle of tamari in my cupboard has wheat. Time to toss it.

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D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on September 09, 2011
at 02:05 PM

Soy sauce = something I am never going to give up. I just love it that much.

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588275a0e9b2bec918112fa4b635ea20

on May 21, 2012
at 03:32 AM

I switched over to coconut aminos and it's a great sub. It was one of the first things i looked up before going paleo, that's how much I love soy sauce :)

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D3801ac5b0a47bb60f7c56a8392db1fe

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on September 09, 2011
at 02:59 PM

Coconut aminos are a great sub, a very slightly different taste but I and my SO thinks taste better... and she's NOT on the paleo bandwagon at all.

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