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Wheat in everything? Need A soysauce alternative

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 20, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Besides the fact that it's soy and therefore horrible, I'm a sushi-holic...but I'm ditching my 90/10 ideals for 0 wheat period, full as if I'm celiac

What do you like to use instead? Since most all soysauce have wheat too

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Well, I did finally find the coconut aminos at Whole Foods. I can't really say how it tastes, because I haven't put it on anything where the taste would be obvious.

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on February 15, 2011
at 09:41 PM

maybe next time just write a question comment rather than an "answer"

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

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on February 15, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Hands down, coconut aminos. We sell it at my store for way cheaper than anywhere else. It's not exactly like soy sauce- kind of like a cross between worcestershire and soy sauce. Damn good though!

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on July 21, 2010
at 05:41 AM

PaleoJews -- remember to get rid of your wheat soy sauce for passover It's hametz!

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on July 21, 2010
at 12:52 AM

i avoid braggs aminos too. But i am sooo interested in trying the coconut aminos but nowhere near me sells it. And i dont wanna plunge into an online bigger purchase

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on July 20, 2010
at 06:34 PM

I have looked at the Coconut Aminos website and I SWEAR I cannot make the Store Locator work. I just click and click, and nothing happens. This does not seem to be available online....so where can I find it? I was hoping my local Sprouts would carry it, but no luck.

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on July 20, 2010
at 05:03 PM

I used to think Bragg's was good (they are good advertisers) but recently learned otherwise. For one, it is made with hydrochloric acid instead of fermentation. This process forms MSG. Old school soy sauces use natural fermentation which renders the soy less toxic. CHeap modern methods allow for similar taste using hydrochloric acid instead of fermentation. Bragg's is actually just a very cheap artificial soy sauce masquerading as something healthy. I would not use Bragg's. It's a scam.

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

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on July 20, 2010
at 01:09 PM

The stuff in take-out packets is typically artificial junk. But the stuff in bottles at the tables -- at least in the US -- is typically Kikkoman or similar, which is made with wheat but doesn't contain HFCS or anything like that.

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95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

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on July 20, 2010
at 12:42 PM

I have celiac, love Chinese food, and have learned to cook convincing substitutes at home. San-J Organic Wheat-Free Tamari and Eden Naturally Brewed Tamari are both widely available, well-made, and make an excellent substitute for light soy sauce or Kikkoman in recipes or at the sushi bar. The San-J is even available in little packets... I keep some in my car for when we go to sushi restaurants.

For a (not particularly paleo, but flavor-perfect) gluten-free substitute for the dark soy sauce often called for in Chinese recipes, mix 3 parts tamari with 2 parts molasses.

Note that Eden also makes an "Organic Imported Tamari" that is made in Japan using old-school methods. It's a superb standalone condiment, but less good in recipes.

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on July 20, 2010
at 01:31 PM

You could also try either Bragg's Aminos or Coconut Aminos. I use the Bragg's and am completely satisfied with the flavor (after coming from eating soy sauce and rice almost daily for years).

http://www.bragg.com/products/la.html

http://www.coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 21, 2010
at 12:52 AM

i avoid braggs aminos too. But i am sooo interested in trying the coconut aminos but nowhere near me sells it. And i dont wanna plunge into an online bigger purchase

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on July 20, 2010
at 06:34 PM

I have looked at the Coconut Aminos website and I SWEAR I cannot make the Store Locator work. I just click and click, and nothing happens. This does not seem to be available online....so where can I find it? I was hoping my local Sprouts would carry it, but no luck.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on July 20, 2010
at 05:03 PM

I used to think Bragg's was good (they are good advertisers) but recently learned otherwise. For one, it is made with hydrochloric acid instead of fermentation. This process forms MSG. Old school soy sauces use natural fermentation which renders the soy less toxic. CHeap modern methods allow for similar taste using hydrochloric acid instead of fermentation. Bragg's is actually just a very cheap artificial soy sauce masquerading as something healthy. I would not use Bragg's. It's a scam.

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

(545)

on February 15, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Hands down, coconut aminos. We sell it at my store for way cheaper than anywhere else. It's not exactly like soy sauce- kind of like a cross between worcestershire and soy sauce. Damn good though!

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Well, I did finally find the coconut aminos at Whole Foods. I can't really say how it tastes, because I haven't put it on anything where the taste would be obvious.

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1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on July 20, 2010
at 12:30 PM

Try to find organic Tamari soysauce, the only ingredients are fermented soy and salt. That's about the only soy I'd put close to my mouth ;)

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on July 20, 2010
at 07:03 PM

I've tried a squeeze of lemon on sashimi, with or without wasabi, and that's pretty tasty. By the way, what most places serve as wasabi is actually a mixture containing horseradish and cornstarch. Ask for the real thing.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 20, 2010
at 12:58 PM

If youre looking for soy sauce to use at home, you surely can find completely wheat-free versions, usually called Tamari (but be warned that not every tamari is indeed free of wheat). At any rate here is a killer tasty one i use: http://www.edenfoods.com/store/product_details.php?products_id=106970

If youre at a restaurant i would indeed avoid all their sauce, soy included. They will 99% of the time have not only wheat, but prolly HFCS (especially if they offer "low sodium" soy sauce).

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

(2384)

on July 20, 2010
at 01:09 PM

The stuff in take-out packets is typically artificial junk. But the stuff in bottles at the tables -- at least in the US -- is typically Kikkoman or similar, which is made with wheat but doesn't contain HFCS or anything like that.

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6168cefcd577070e723a768446515ed5

on September 01, 2011
at 06:15 PM

San-J Organic Wheat-free Tamari for this celiac gal. My husband, who normally hates my "funny" food, cannot tell the difference; and make sure the label plainly states "wheat-free" because the two are not mutually exclusive.

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on July 20, 2010
at 02:25 PM

wow I am so happy you asked this because I have been wondering! I always end up "cheating" on a "non-cheat" meal with soy sauce because its so good and I didnt know how to substitute it.

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on February 15, 2011
at 09:41 PM

maybe next time just write a question comment rather than an "answer"

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on February 15, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I'm a huge fan of San-J Tamari and they do have a gluten free version. Coconut aminos are also excellent, but there's something just a little fruity about it- like carob vs cocoa, close, but not perfect. I think it's lacking a little of that umami factor on its own, but, if you add just a dash of Thai fish sauce or anchovies to your aminos, it's a total replacement for soy sauce, and probably more nutritious as well.

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