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Vegetable protein from NON-GMO soybeans and purified water
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Why You’ll Love Liquid Aminos
Variety may be the spice of life, but when it comes to varying up your food, doing so doesn’t always fit within the healthiest lifestyle. Many sauces and condiments have loads of sodium, unnecessary sugars, and mystery additives, which together can compromise your health for a bit of extra taste. But, with products like Bragg Liquid Aminos, you can have the best of both worlds—a mouthwatering addition to some of your favorite foods that’s also incredibly good for you.
Bragg Liquid Aminos is a certified non-GMO liquid protein concentrate that looks and tastes like soy sauce. That’s because it’s derived from healthy soybeans that contain 16 essential and nonessential amino acids—literally the building blocks of the human body. In addition to all the health benefits, liquid aminos adds memorable taste to any dish: Try this 32 oz. bottle with salad dressings, soups, veggies, rice, beans, tofu, stir-fry, tempeh, casseroles, potatoes, meats, poultry, fish, jerky, popcorn, gravies, and sauces.
More about amino acids
Amino acids are often called the building blocks of protein, which is an essential component of the human body. Protein is what makes up hair, nails, muscles, and tissues, along with many other parts of the body—the only issue is that it’s not stored. So, humans must consume good protein sources and amino acids daily for fuel and proper functioning of all systems. Without protein, issues can range from low energy to moodiness, an inability to cope with stress, joint and muscle pain, or difficulty sleeping.
Health benefits of aminos
A diet that is plentiful in protein, however, offers many benefits, including:
- Stronger muscles and bones. Structural proteins are found in every cell of the human body and are crucial for providing support with their stringy and fibrous composition. Another type of protein, collagen, also keeps bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin elastic and strong.
- Increased immunity. Every day your body is exposed to harmful substances like viruses and bacteria. When this happens, the immune system triggers a series of antibodies, a type of protein, to attack the toxins in order to stop them from multiplying and resulting in prolonged illness.
- Balanced pH. A body’s pH is responsible for keeping fluids in the body, such as blood and saliva, working properly. Even a minor fluctuation can result in health problems or chronic symptoms, but proteins work to keep pH balanced at a neutral level.
- Better nutrient absorption. Proteins deliver important nutrients by carrying certain minerals and vitamins in and out of cells. As one example, hemoglobin is a specific protein found in red blood cells, which provides the body with oxygen and expels it of carbon dioxide.
- Better weight management. Proteins provide the body with a spike in energy and metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories than if you were digesting something more heavily concentrated in fats or carbs. Also, protein makes the body feel fuller for longer, so it can prevent overeating at mealtime and excess snacking throughout the day.
The differences between the two types of amino acids
There are two types of amino acids: nonessential and essential. You need all 20 of them to build the wide variety of proteins the body craves. Nonessential amino acids are ones that the body can make itself, while essential amino acids are the type that the body cannot create, meaning you must get these in diet.
Bragg Liquid Aminos contain 16 nonessential and essential types, including:
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
The other good news about Bragg Liquid Aminos is that it’s derived entirely from plants, so it’s a great option for vegans and vegetarians that want some extra protein each day. It also has zero calories, fat, sugar, or cholesterol, and good amounts of fiber.
Recipes to try with Bragg Liquid Aminos
Bragg Liquid Aminos tastes similar to soy sauce and can add a bit of tang to some of your favorite recipes. Here are some of Thrive Market’s favorite ways to use it.
Ribs and mashed potatoes is a classic meal, but this take on it won’t weigh you down. Braise the meat in a slow cooker with beef bone broth, coconut vinegar, and Bragg Liquid Aminos until it’s so tender it falls off the bone. The added ginger, rosemary, bay leaves, and other spices will also help to build up an incredible smell and flavor. Then, whip up velvety mashed cauliflower using coconut milk and ghee for a slightly lighter alternative to traditional mashed potatoes that makes the perfect side dish.
Make a full batch (or two) of this hearty soup, and save it for lunch during the week. Using a blender, mix in vegetable broth, tomato paste, and red lentils with sauteed onions, garlic, and carrots, and a few savory spices. The finished product will have a perfectly smooth consistency and can be enjoyed with a side salad or a slice of whole grain bread. Bragg Liquid Aminos is a great way to punch up the flavor, too, and can be an alternative to the salt called for in this recipe.
There’s one very clever substitute in this recipe: Instead of rice noodles, use fresh and crunchy cucumber noodles for a lighter and more veggie-centric dish. Marinade the shrimp with a mixture of raw honey, Bragg Liquid Aminos, garlic powder, sesame oil, and mirin, and put over the bed of “noodles” alongside pickled carrots and cabbage for a full-on feast.
Dressing can be for so much more than salad, and this recipe is proof. Enjoy this Asian-inspired delicacy with any variety of greens, grilled or steamed veggies, or even mixed in with some crunchy cold vegetables for a hearty slaw. The pickled plum paste and Bragg Liquid Aminos will blend together beautifully, while lemon and orange juice add a bit of zest. In less than five minutes, dinner (or lunch) is served.
Reviews For Liquid Aminos
Based on 43 Reviews
Delicious Healthy Seasoning: Bragg's Liquid Amino's
I have been using Bragg's Liquid Amino's for years. However, I ran out several months ago and hadn't picked up a new bottle. I missed it so much that I did an online search to locate a bottle at a good price. I use it in lieu of salt on cooked dishes.
- Virginia Hollins-Davidson
I swear by this
This stuff is very tasty. It has a soy-sauce taste, so no need for extra salt when you use it. I put this in a spray container, and I spray it on just about anything. One of my faves "tricks" is to spay to on dried edamame, and then sprinkle on nutritional yeast -- it's one of my favorite snacks, and it's very healthy, too! The price on Thrive is the best price!!
We swear by this stuff at our house, and this is a better bargain than I've seen in any store!!
- Meghan Alexander
and gluten free!
Love the flavor
I like to bake vegs in oven. Just bathe in a small amount of coconut oil and sprinkle with aminos. Gives great flavor
Tastes like soy sauce!
No need to add salt when you use this soy sauce substitute! It adds a wonderful Asian-inspired flavor to dishes, and it's good for you!
this adds flavour for those who like a soy sauce taste with less sodium. i believe it tastes much better than soy sauce any day. i cook without adding any salt or bouillon, so i only add a little to taste per plate. love it, love it. oh, did i tell you, I LOVE IT??!!
I have used Bragg's Liquid Aminos for years. I love the flavor and put it on just about everything I eat.
Tastes like my childhood
My mom used to use this on my food as a kid, so happy I rediscovered it on Thrive! None of the local grocery stores carry Braggs products for some reason. Great substitute for soy sauce!
Trying to get healthier
I purchased this because I saw that it was Braggs, healthier alternative to soy sauce and made in the USA. It is a very strong Flavor but I like it. Will buy again. Ps I hear that the coconut aminos are amazing too.
Love this stuff! Best replacement for soy sauce. And I love the price and size of bottle on Thrive!
Such a good deal!!
I started to buy this in my local health food store for a whopping $9!! So glad I found it on Thrive for such a great price! It is a huge bottle that will last me forever. Love using this as a dip for veggie sushi or mixed with organic brown sugar, minced ginger and minced garlic in a tofu veggie stir fry over rice!
Great product - use it every day. Only thing was it leaked in transit, so please make sure bottle is closed tightly ( although it may have leaked from the spout, not sure) .
Better than soy sauce
I use Braggs Aminos instead of soy sauce when cooking asian meals or my favorite vegetable dish. Its delicious and I use less salt.
Better than Soy Sauce
Love this product. In my opinion, it is better than soy sauce. Only wish I would have noticed the size - this is bigger than I need; however, bought a small spritz bottle and can refill it.
An impulse buy but will buy again
I ordered this just on impulse because it purported to be a good substitute for soy sauce which is a little strong for our taste. We love it. Daughter cooks Chinese quite often & has used this instead of regular soy sauce. We really like the taste. She has also used it in barbeque sauces and in marinades. It is destined to become a kitchen staple for us
Bragg Liquid Aminos
I've been using this for many years as a substitute for soy sauce and I love it! I would not think of not using it. It is versatile and goes well with my heavily vegetable vegan cuisine, I almost never use salt. It jazzes up so many things I could go on and on!
Have used this for the last year. Best price on this site.
I love my value purchase for I found no difference in freshness and the quality if I had paid more than twice the cost from my local stores.
Love This Stuff
I love the flavor this stuff gives. Better than soy sauce!
much healthier and less riskier than soy sauce. great and very concentrated taste. i sometimes mix a little filtered water in it to make it less salty.
Tried this in place of soy sauce in a recipe and no one could tell the difference! Glad I found this and decided to give it a try!
Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Great made-in-the-USA soy sauce alternative!
I use this instead of soy sauce and it's great!
My savory savior
Not eating salt right now:(...this saves the day!
This product is WONDERFUL!!!
- Darla Houston
The goood stuff
A must have, for me. I can't always find a decent (organic, properly sourced, etc.) soy or tamari; so I rely on this. I don't have to question it, or scrutinize over the label. It's Bragg's, so I know the quality.
Awesome everyday seasoning
Better than soy sauce, in my opinion and better for you! Love this stuff. Makes great soy sauce alternative or a great addition to a peanut sauce, salad dressing or atop some homemade lo mein. It's amazing and versatile!
It tastes just like soy sauce but is better for you! I love it. Never going back to regular soy sauce again.
Better than soy sauce!
I'm not sure how, but this tastes better than soy sauce! There's just something extra about it that I can't explain, but I love it! I started using this at the suggestion of a friend, and I don't think I'll buy soy sauce ever again!
I started out just using this when I made stir-fry, but now I put it on almost everything! It's good on plain rice, veggies, in burger patties, everything! I've even started using it to marinade my chicken. Great value, especially since I generally water it down just a bit, it's concentrated!
- Janet Byrd
I love soy sauce but finally had to come to terms with cutting it out of my diet because of the wheat added and the high sodium made me extremely bloated. less. With Bragg's only being soybeans and water, I never get that bloated feeling anymore and I don't have to worry about putting wheat into my body! I personally think it tastes better than soy sauce, I highly recommend if you are looking for a soy sauce alternative.
- Renee Vega
Superb, healthier soy sauce alternative
My mom introduced me to this at a very young age and I remember being so apprehensive when she told me to use this instead of soy sauce. Boy am I glad she did. My grandparents had Kikkoman as the staple in their house and used it in everything from chicken adobo to pancit, and these liquid aminos seemed like a precursor to betrayal (I was maybe 8).
I tried it reluctantly and while it didn't have all the saltiness of soy sauce, it definitely maintained its savory, umami flavor. Fast forward to college, I've been using Bragg aminos to cook ever since, and I've just moved into my brand new adult apartment. I like it in my eggs, over broccoli, over rice, in stir-fry, in meat marinades, with cauliflower, as a chip dip sauce, and I'm feeling really homesick. I call up my mom and she's telling me how she's making a new age version of sinigang using sole instead of tilapia, kale instead of greens, apple cider vinegar instead of white, and bragg aminos instead of soy sauce. This becomes my life mission for the next few hours until I sit down with a piping hot bowl of new age sinigang. So satisfying. For a minute I'm home with my family, laughing at my grandpa's wacky jokes and assuring my grandma that I won't have any love life whatsoever until I finish my studies, in which I'm doing well, all the while sharing a knowing look with my sister that that is definitely not the case.
Needless to say, Bragg's never disappoints and has become a staple in my kitchen--especially for healthy cooking, and I always make sure to keep a healthy amount on hand in case I get an ache for new age sinigang.
The Best Substitute!
For everything! I rarely need to use any other seasonings, this stuff is so versatile. In the water when steaming vegetables is our favorite.
Great price Great flavor
Better than soy sauce
This is an excellent lower sodium alternative to soy sauce. Highly recommended.
Great for tenderizing meats
I add this to my meat marinades, just a few dashes, and it truly tenderizes the meat compared to when I do not add it. Glad to have discovered this healthier brand..
New Favorite Cooking Ingredient!
Liquid amino is an ingredient listed in a new tofu recipe I wanted to try. I didn't really know what amino was, but found out via the Internet.
Apparently, amino are good for you, although there are a number of amino acids I can't pronounce: histidine, phenylalanie, and tyrosine among others. I must say, it does taste good for something containing unpronounceable ingredients. My tofu recipe came out perfect and so tasty! And the price can't be beat at Thrive Market. Thrive is an awesome site to shop for healthy foods.
- L Weaver
Sodium Concerns But Delicious
I really love the taste of this stuff, but I can only use it sparingly. It has a pretty low serving size, and honestly, it has quite a bit of sodium as well. After my doctor recommended I watch how much sodium I put into my body because of my high blood pressure, this is a rare treat. I enjoy the taste when I do get to eat it, but it's not something I'm comfortable eating often.
- Diamond M.
Use it instead of soy sauce
I bought this to use for my stir-fry. My doctor has put me on a low sodium diet, and wants me to eat more natural foods.
This is made with vegetable protein and has nothing else added, including fats, oils or sugar. It's great in stir fry, sauces and drizzled on salad. It has flavor like soy sauce, but it's stronger and more fresh tasting I think.
- Jillian S
Wow, done with soy sauce forever
I'd never heard of liquid aminos until I joined Thrive and was browsing their selections one day.
I love soy sauce, but the sodium and sugar content are killer, and I wanted an alternative. This is it. It's made from natural veggie protein, and nothing else. It has a big flavor so you don't need to use much, but it kicks up dishes several notches. Soy sauce is done in my house.
- Jason Sutton
This interesting seasoning is perfect for my meat. I love the taste, but it does have a hint of a soy sauce flavor. It does stick around, but I don't mind it at all. With this, you don't have to use a whole lot, but the flavor is still there.
- Gwen Goodwin
So glad I found this product!!!
I am into healthy foods these days because I am in my 50s with a family history of high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. And wow, good tasting stuff! Somehow, it tastes salty without being loaded with salt.
A good alternative to soy sauce
As a vegetarian and prospective vegan, I had heard a lot about Bragg's liquid aminos, and finally decided to try it out. It has a great umami taste, and it's a great substitute for soy sauce in fried rice, stir frys and other dishes. It's better for you (especially vegans), and a great option for people following a gluten-free diet.
- Angelica Cohen
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