If you’re looking to avoid soy sauce without giving up your Asian dining habits, we have just the thing: liquid aminos. Typically derived from coconuts or soybeans, liquid aminos give you the umami flavor you’re looking for, sans the gluten found in traditional soy sauce. In the case of coconut aminos, the slightly salty and slightly sweet sauce is made from coconut sap, which is harvested from coconut blossoms before being lightly salted and aged. The rich sauce is a source of amino acids, with some brands containing up to 17 different types so you can enjoy a little nutritional boost while you use it in your favorite dishes.
How to Use Liquid Aminos
Think of liquid aminos as one of those secret ingredients that’ll add depth of flavor without anyone being able to pinpoint exactly what it is. Like soy sauce, liquid aminos work beautifully in marinades, dressings, glazes, and of course, as a dipping sauce for sushi.
Best Liquid Aminos
We keep our liquid aminos listings short for a reason—so you don’t have to spend time researching which brand is best. You can’t go wrong with any of these three liquid aminos options.
Thrive Market Organic Coconut Aminos Sauce
Made from the organic sap of coconut trees, our coconut aminos sauce contains 65 percent less sodium than your average soy sauce, making it a condiment worth reaching for on the regular.
Bragg Liquid Aminos
Instead of coconuts, this liquid aminos option is made from soybeans and contains 16 essential and nonessential amino acids. The Non-GMO Certified concentrate looks just like soy sauce, and tastes similar enough that most people can easily make the switch.
Liquid Aminos Tips and Recipes
Learn more about the benefits of coconut aminos and read up on the best recipes
What Are Coconut Aminos?
Once you try this tasty sauce, you’ll be hooked. Learn all about the health benefits of coconut aminos, how to use them, and tasting notes so you know what to expect.
Sheet Pan Shrimp With Sesame Broccoli
A sheet pan dinner is always an easy way to get dinner on the table without much fuss. This Whole30-approved recipe tosses broccoli and shrimp with food staples like red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and coconut aminos for amped up flavor.
About Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivities
A gluten sensitivity can make cooking more difficult—until you learn the ropes. This post outlines the best recipes (like superberry oat muffins and pad thai) that can all be made with GF alternatives like coconut aminos.