Written and Published by BMT Foods, May 24, 2021
Many people love soy sauce because it enhances the flavor of just about everything. Soy sauce has a salty taste that brings a lot of flavor to everything from the simplest meals to complex recipes. However, much of this flavor is due to the fact that traditional soy sauce is loaded with sodium – so much in fact that some bottles of soy sauce offer up 50% of our suggested daily sodium intake in one spoonful.
Fortunately, for those who need to watch their daily sodium intake or just want to try a lower-sodium alternative to soy sauce, coconut aminos offers up much of the same taste.
An Overview of Coconut Aminos
Coconut aminos is liquid sourced from the sap of coconut blossoms, which is fermented and mixed with sea salt. It is seen as a healthier, lower-sodium alternative to soy sauce and has been made popular through health enthusiasts and those on specialized diets such as the Paleo diet. Coconut aminos are both gluten-free and soy-free, so it can accommodate even the strictest of diets.
Coconut aminos differs from soy sauce in that it is somewhat sweeter and tastes closer to teriyaki sauce than the traditional stuff. Coconut aminos does not taste like coconut whatsoever, so don’t be fooled by its name!
Here are a few other notable health benefits of coconut aminos compared to soy sauce:
1. It’s allergy friendly.
For those with a soy or gluten allergy, coconut aminos contains neither and is a safe alternative without having to worry about adverse effects when preparing or eating certain dishes.
2. It’s good for Keto.
Coconut aminos, like soy sauce, has little sugar, despite its slightly sweet taste. That makes it friendly for those on a high-fat, zero-carb diet like the Keto diet. Good sugars are still mandatory and essential for optimal body metabolism.
3. It contains amino acids that may improve health.
The amino acids in coconut aminos and other foods are the building blocks for protein. They may help preserve and build muscle. Amino acids may help reduce the risk of diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease among other health issues. The amino acids profiled in Thai coconut sap are unique and influence Thai signature deliciousness.
Coconut aminos clearly holds its own against traditional soy sauce.
It’s no surprise that more people are introducing coconut aminos into their diet to replace soy sauce. After all, it’s well-known that soy sauce is loaded with sodium and may people have allergies that cause an adverse reaction when using soy sauce. Coconut aminos offers a safer lower-sodium alternative that is just as delicious!
BMT Foods works closely with trusted suppliers for all things coconut. We source coconut aminos, among other coconut products. We are available to answer any questions you have about our product offerings. Reach out to us today to learn more.