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How bad is gluten-free Soy and Teriyaki sauce?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 06, 2012 at 1:09 AM

So Soy and Teriyaki sauce are definitely not Paleo but we all face compromises here and there so I'm wondering how bad they'd be in moderation. At least the soybean is fermented, no? I eat Salmon sushi once per week. Sometimes I don't eat soy sauce with it, other times 1-2tbs. I would also like to start eating Teriyaki Salmon once a week and that would probably require about the same. I'd been buying Coco aminos from Whole Foods but they're expensive (~$7/bottle) and they only seem to last a few weeks (after which they taste like alcohol) so I don't use it quickly enough.

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Love this stuff -- it's become our "go to" substitute for all things "soy sauced"... makes a wonderful tamari. Like stevia, though, the trick is to use -enough- without using too much. Coconut Aminos do have a distinctive flavor, and a little bit of sweetness. I've found that storing them in the fridge and not drowning my food in the aminos keeps the flavor closer to what I'm used to in a soy sauce. We've even taken to making our wasabi for sushi in these!

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:25 AM

I use coconut aminos, but they are a tad sweet. I miss soy sauce so much..

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on February 06, 2012
at 02:53 AM

I actually HATE the taste of Coconut Aminos. Too sweet. Much prefer the gluten free tamari when I absolutely need it.

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on February 06, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Healthier because it's not soy? Pfft. Circular logic.

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on February 06, 2012
at 01:26 AM

IMO, it depends on how sensitive you are to it. For the most part, I don't believe they're bad for you. Not the best thing, but if that little amount's going to kill you, you've got bigger problems. Just keep track of how you feel afterwards. If you suddenly get migraines/ bloat up like a balloon/have major intestinal problems consistently after eating it. Well, you might want to stop. :)

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 06, 2012
at 02:08 AM

Fermented soy (as soy sauce is) is not really that bad. I think a lot of paleo folks are increasingly ok with it. Even a year ago, everybody was shouting about coconut aminos and how great they are, now most everybody (well, the paleo foodie blogosphere at least) seems to just use wheat-free tamari.

I myself use wheat-free tamari. I use it only occasionally and in relatively small amounts.

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on February 06, 2012
at 01:30 AM

A great paleo-friendly alternative to soy sauce is Coconut Aminos. I have recently started using this and love it. It's a much healthier alternative and tastes great too.

Here's some info on the stuff if you are interested...

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

3e88219ad76dbcdb3d96d2a0788b83a0

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on February 06, 2012
at 02:53 AM

I actually HATE the taste of Coconut Aminos. Too sweet. Much prefer the gluten free tamari when I absolutely need it.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 06, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Healthier because it's not soy? Pfft. Circular logic.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on February 06, 2012
at 03:25 AM

I use coconut aminos, but they are a tad sweet. I miss soy sauce so much..

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on February 06, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Love this stuff -- it's become our "go to" substitute for all things "soy sauced"... makes a wonderful tamari. Like stevia, though, the trick is to use -enough- without using too much. Coconut Aminos do have a distinctive flavor, and a little bit of sweetness. I've found that storing them in the fridge and not drowning my food in the aminos keeps the flavor closer to what I'm used to in a soy sauce. We've even taken to making our wasabi for sushi in these!

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on February 06, 2012
at 02:19 AM

I use it all the time. It tastes great! I doubt its that bad for you. Its not like most processed soys, I believe its fermented.

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on February 06, 2012
at 12:22 PM

definitely go for the wheat-free tamari... fermented properly prepared is fine IMO. I think some people sometimes go overboard; and sure, with some our illness its understandable but seriously ease up :P

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on February 06, 2012
at 08:25 AM

How about miso pastes? Is there any K2 vitamin in them or is natto innoculated with different bacteria than fermented miso paste?

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