- Certified Organic
- Certified Kosher
- Ethically Sourced
- BPA Free
- Sourced Direct From Farmers
- Sustainably farmed
- Alcohol Free
- Cholesterol Free
- Dairy Free
- Dye and Color Additive Free
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
- Low Fat
- No Added Sugar or Sweeteners
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Sulfites / Sulphur Dioxide
- No Trans Fats
- Peanut Free
- Pesticide Free
- Preservative Free
- Soy Free
Why You’ll Love It
About This Brand
Organic Fair Trade Coconut Flower Blossom Nectar, Balinese sea salt
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Why You’ll Love Organic Coconut Aminos
Sushi without soy sauce is about as depressing as salad without dressing. But instead of drowning fish in the go-to condiment (which is rich in sodium and contains gluten), you might want to reach for Thrive Market Coconut Aminos instead.
Coconut aminos imparts the same sweet-yet-salty umami flavor as soy sauce and its wheatless cousin tamari, but offers a big difference when it comes to nutrition. Because coconut aminos is made from the organic sap of the coconut tree, it can have anywhere from two to 14 times the amino acid content of soy and contains up to 65 percent less sodium. Our liquid aminos is not only 100 percent free of soy, but also free and clear of gluten and GMOs, making it an ideal seasoning for any diet.
Other reasons to love this rich sauce? Thrive Market Coconut Aminos has a low glycemic index, and is loaded with minerals, vitamins, and 17 amino acids that play a vital role in many of our body’s most basic functions.
You can enjoy Thrive Market’s Coconut Aminos however you would soy or tamari sauce—in stir fry, as a marinade or dipping sauce, or drizzled over noodles, quinoa, and veggies. Your food (not to mention your stomach, blood pressure, and thyroid) will thank you.
How Thrive Market Coconut Aminos is made
When the coconut tree is tapped, it will produce a nutrient-rich sap that pours from coconut blossoms. We collect the sap in small batches to ensure it is enzymatically alive, which means it will provide optimal health benefits. It is then blended with mineral-rich Balinese sea salt and aged to produce the hearty flavor. The unbleached, unrefined sea salt is hand-harvested from the country’s black beach sand shores and packed with health-boosting minerals, too.
Fair-trade certified at last!
We’re proud to say that our coconut aminos is the only one on the market that is certified fair trade. Our product is harvested by coconut farmers in Indonesia, some of the most impoverished workers in the world. Ensuring that our partners receive a fair wage for their hard work tops our list of priorities.
The unique taste of coconut aminos
Don’t let the name fool you, coconut aminos actually doesn’t taste like coconut at all. Though it comes from the coconut tree, it’s collected from the tree sap—so it’s not derived from any part of the actual nut. Flavor-wise, it’s rich and salty with just a subtle hint of sweetness. We’ve also crafted our aminos to be less salty than traditional soy sauce, which makes it even more versatile and complex for a number of cooking uses.
The many health benefits of coconut aminos
Our coconut aminos contains 14 naturally occurring amino acids, a huge boost to daily diets. The human body can only produce 10 of the 20 amino acids that our body needs for detrimental functions; the rest we have to absorb through food. For vegan or vegetarian eaters, coconut aminos can be an especially important addition to meals since meat, eggs, and dairy are some of the foods with the highest amino acid content, which makes it challenging for animal-free eaters to obtain the required amounts.
Regardless of your diet, pouring a little coconut aminos over your food is always a smart (and tasty!) idea, as amino acids play a vital role in:
- Muscle repair
- Brain and nervous system functions
- Energy levels
Coconut aminos also has other health-boosting vitamins to take into consideration, including:
- B vitamins: In every serving you’ll get a heart dose of the entire vitamin B family, each of which helps the body process food (carbohydrates in particular) and convert it into energy. This group of vitamins also plays a key role in red blood cell formation and supporting the immune system.
- Vitamin C: This potent vitamin is important for immune system defense, helping to fight off everything from the common cold to protecting the body against cardiovascular disease, prenatal problems, eye disease, and skin wrinkling.
Lower Glycemic Index
Diabetics also might want to take note of coconut aminos’ low glycemic index (GI). Foods with a lower GI don’t cause glucose levels to skyrocket after eating and have been shown to help decrease risks of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Chronic kidney disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, and pancreas
Six reasons to make the switch from soy sauce
There may be good reason to pause before dunking your next California roll in soy sauce. That’s because most commercialized soy sauces today are a far cry from the highly fermented, unpasteurized varieties common to traditional Asian cultures (dating back at least 2,500 years). While patience and time were once the secret to fermentation and aging, today chemical brewing is relied upon to speed up production.
This modern-day shortcut means that the harmful effects of soybeans are not inactivated, as they would be in natural fermentation, which can bring on a host of unwanted problems, including:
- GMOs: Soybeans are one of the most genetically modified crops in existence, and there's no telling if the soybeans used to make the salty condiment are non-GMO or not.
- Gluten: Whole soybeans themselves are inherently gluten-free, but they are one of the most cross-contaminated of all crops because they are grown, processed, and stored alongside wheat.
- Sodium: Soy sauce is loaded with salt, containing an average of 940-1000 mg per tablespoon.
- Estrogen: Soybeans contain phytoestrogens, known endocrine disruptors that mimic the body’s natural estrogen. For men, this can mean infertility, low sperm count, and low libido; for women, it can lead to infertility, menstrual issues, and even cancer.
- Enzyme Inhibitors: The high levels of phytic acid in soy inhibit the body’s ability to absorb important minerals like zinc, calcium, iron, and magnesium. It also contains protease inhibitors that can block the enzymes required for the proper digestion of proteins.
- Goitrogens: These are potent compounds that inhibit the thyroid’s ability to utilize iodine, which can result in weight gain, low energy, fatigue, and weakened immunity.
Because our coconut aminos is sourced from organic coconut trees and goes straight to the bottle to be aged, it is not genetically modified and has no risk of gluten contamination. It is also free of phytoestrogens, phytic acid, and goitrogens, and has 65 percent less sodium than soy or tamari sauces.
Cooking with Thrive Market Coconut Aminos
Here are some creative and mouthwatering ways to use coconut aminos the next time you cook dinner:
Fry up these delicious vegan patties with some chickpeas, tahini, almond flour, seasonings, and coconut aminos, and you have a quick and easy way to eat a Mediterranean meal at lunch or dinner.
Umami flavor and rich Omega-3’s come together in this tasty broth bowl that combines halibut and mushrooms with tasty seasonings including ginger, garlic, and rosemary.
This Hawaiian staple gets even more tropical with a citrus and ginger marinade that uses coconut aminos as a star ingredient.
More about Thrive Market products
At Thrive Market, our mission is to bring you the highest quality organic goods at truly affordable prices. That's why we've gone directly to the source to develop our own line of premium products made from the very best all-natural ingredients at a fraction of their usual price tag. Finally, you don't need to choose between cost and quality, taste and health, value and your values. If it has the Thrive Market seal, you can trust that you're getting the highest quality product possible at the lowest price anywhere. Shop our premium, organic, and fair-trade certified virgin coconut oil, spices, nuts and dried fruits, tomato sauces, ghee, and sprouted grains today!
Reviews For Organic Coconut Aminos
Based on 52 Reviews
A healthy soy sauce substitute
- Renee Courtland
Thrive Coconut Aminos
The most versatile sauce; it goes fabulously on EVERYTHING!! I have turned my whole household of 8 people onto this simple ingredient, and we now buy at least 10 at a time. I recommend for everyone!
- Kyla McIlwee
I was instantly attracted to this prod t because I love anything coconut. I found out about it on Coconut Mama's blog, she had an offer to try the product for free and that is how I actually found Thrive. The aminos are a little sweeter when compared to the saltiness of Soy sauce. I do enjoy this soy free alternative, I've added it to ground turkey, eggs, canned tuna, and as seasoning for my chicken. It adds a beautiful mild flavor, which amazing nutritional value.
- Laura Perez
Great Tasting Aminos - Good Soy Sauce Substitute
I snuck this bottle into my favorite sushi restaurant and used it instead of soy sauce mixed with Wasabi. These coconut aminos are very nice tasting, better than other brands I have tried. I will definitely buy them again.
I am not a fan of coconut but you cannot even tell that this comes from that fruit, I use this for marinades and salad dressings
better than soy!
love love this stuff, taste better than any soy sauce out there for sure. I am on my second bottle, I even put it on my salad dressings and soups to give them extra flavor. Not only taste better but it does actually have all the amazing health benefits that you won't even get from soy sauce!
I hadn't been able to have any asian cuisine due to my soy and wheat sensitivity. This makes the perfect soy sauce substitution. Even my husband loves it and we use it often!
- Heather Gilliland
Same thing- sometimea cheaper
I love using coconut aminos and have not used soy in a long time so my concern is this product vs the name brand. It is just as good and sometimes cheaper. The label is pretty too. Don't know what else to say. Good stuff.
- Ashley Johnson
This is an excellent alternate to soy sauce.
Tastes like soy sauce, but without all of the salt. But, after trying Coconut Secret coconut aminos, I will never buy soy sauce,--or this. Coconut Secret doesn't taste like soy sauce--it, in my opinion, is way better.
Not what I expected, but good!
Thinking I was getting a healthy alternative to soy sauce, I didn't except the sweetness. This tastes more like teriyaki. My daughter made some jerky for me using this product. It turned out excellent! I plan on taking this with me to the Mongolian grill restaurant.
This was not what I expected. I got it to use instead of soy sauce but tasted it and thought it would be too sweet to use. It is definitely nowhere near as salty. But I tried it anyways and ever since then, I feel this "pull" to use it on all of my Chinese dishes. Maybe my body needs the aminos?? In any case, it's really good on many things! Try it!
Tasty but too sweet for my taste
I bought this item thinking I was getting a healthy substitute for soy sauce, but I did not like the sweetness. Otherwise, really tasty.
Salad dressing, marinade, soups, etc. This is a can't- do- without product. I always have at least one extra in the pantry.
I used this to healthify a comfort food recipe from my childhood, Arkansas Green Beans. The original recipe calls for green beans, bacon, butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic powder. I use organic green beans, uncured nitrate/nitrite free turkey bacon, grass-fed butter, coconut aminos, coconut sugar, and garlic powder. My husband thinks my version is better than my mom's!
Got it as a free gift with purchase. A bit thicker than the Coconut Secret brand. Was pleasantly surprised by the Thrive Market brand. Will buy again.
Hard Not To Love
This is great. A perfect replacement for those looking to substitute soy sauce. It has a nice, sweet and savory taste with a noticeably less salty body.
The lack of sodium definitely throws off your expectations for anyone used to soy sauce, but it is overall better for being without it.
I really like this.
- Rob Riv
Great New Flavor to Add to Dishes
I'm surprised by how much I love this. I avoid soy as much as I can because I'm a woman...but the majority of the dishes I make are asian inspired because I'm a vegetarian (except fish, so, pescetarian?).
It's hard to give up soy sauce when it's such a good complement. I bought this and it tastes very little like soy sauce, but brings an entirely new, complementary flavor to my dishes that I'm loving. It does have a sweetness to it, but it tastes natural and coconut derived. I really do love it. Goes great with a tender salmon patty on steamed rice, with sesame seeds, avocado and a spritz of lemon. If anyone was asking. No one asked for that tidbit. But there it is, for free.
Organic Coconut Aminos
Have only used OCA a couple of times, but am pleased with its taste outcome thus far. Seems less salty than traditional soy sauce and offers a nice balance of sweetness.
Organic Coconut Aminos
This is terrific! No soy, less sodium, great stuff!
Sweeter than I expected but a nice change from soy sauce and other condiments. Used for chicken stir fry and also with sushi. Very smooth. Will look for other ways to use it.
- Deborah Smith
This is a great alternative to tarami or soy sauce, or anything you marinate with. We love it!
I put this stuff on everything. I don't remember what life was like before coconut aminos. It is a must-have. It is light, not too salty, just perfection really. If you're not sure what to use it with, start with this heavenly dressing: Whisk together a little balsamic, olive oil, a spoonful of raw honey and about 4 tablespoons of coconut aminos. Chop up some baby bok choy, green onions and cashews. Toss with dressing. Eat. Enjoy. Drink dressing. Bathe in dressing. Die happy.
Favorite coconut aminos
Noticeably thicker than Coconut Secrets, seems a bit more concentrated which gives a bit better flavor and goes a bit further.
As Good As....
Coconut Aminos.. I bought the THRIVE brand to compare...It was right uP TheRe... perhaps a touch sweeter none the less worth a try for those of us interested in a Desserty Aminos..I recommend the THRIVE as well.. I've used in everything i can think of . You..will not be disappointed either. I particularly loved cooking my roasted Salmon with it...For me..Exotic. The concept a bit pricy..but a little goes a long way.
Good substitute in sauces
This sauce is a little more salty than other coconut aminos. It's also slightly thicker, which makes it good for making teriyaki or other Asian style marinades/sauces.
I might steer clear of using it as a substitute for soy sauce straight onto rice, though, but that's a personal taste thing.
When I developed a soy intolerance, I feared giving up Chinese cooking forever. This is a life saver! When combined with the veggies, rice and spices, just like soy. Great product.
Where's My Sweet Tooth
Even though it has a light, delicate flavor, it's just too sweet for me. But my tastes do run to the savory side. If you like sweet and sour Asian foods this is your ticket, but savory Asian dishes need a tad less sweetener.
Love this in place of all my soy sauce needs!!
This is our 3rd bottle. Works great in place of soy sauce.
Love! Good-bye Soy sauce!
Having a soy allergy, but having been so used to consuming soy, I am so happy this product exists. You now have a long life customer. I love all things coconut and this is no exception. I can now sub in this for meat and fish marinades that I used soy sauce for. It partakes a slightly sweeter flavor on the fish and meats than regular soy (in cooking), but the taste itself is very similar to soy, but with much less sodium and a slight coconut flavor. I just love it.
Organic Coconut Aminos
Organic Coconut Aminos is delicious! Knowing that it is also good for us makes it twice as good!
I'm used to using soy sauce for my oriental food, but had heard how bad the Carmel coloring is for you. I was so glad to see a healthier option and I love it!!
Japanese style flavor
I'm not crazy about Japanese soy sauce or other flavorings. But this isn't a bad tasting sauce. It has a sweetness to it, that I would prefer not to have. It is more viscous than soy sauce. It is a good product if you like Japanese food.
I bought this because it was suggested as a soy sauce replacement in one of the recipes. We cook asian food most of the time so I was excited to try it.
I am sorely disappointed. It tastes more like terriake than soy with a sweet layer towards the top. I won't buy it again.
Wow, the flavor is so much more concentrated and "soy sauce-y" than the Coconut Secret brand. Will definitely switch to this brand from now on.
Just delicious! Not much to say other than I'll definitely keep this on hand. Really good!
- Sandy R
great soy sauce substitute
I put it over some Thai food and it tastes pretty good. I have a gluten allergy so this really helps me out. It's not quite like soy sauce but I might like the taste even better. Someone who didn't have a gluten allergy taste it over some shrimp fried rice and really liked it great product.
Better than Bragg's
It added a really sweet taste to my red cabbage and green apples recipe.
Amazing! I'm converted
I love the flavor of Coconut Aminos. I will not use soy sauce again. This product is going with me to the sushi restaurant.
Tastes MUCH better than Soy. I don't care too much for coconut flavor so I was worried I would not like this, however there is NO coconut flavor in this. Get it, it's great stuff!
These are sweet and delicious and with no soy or wheat are a real joy to,have.
OMG! In Lurve With These Coconut Aminos!
These Coconut Aminos ROCK! Seriously, I don't know how you do it Thrive Market Geniuses but I'll never go back to soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos again! I'm hooked on your Coconut Aminos! Delicious!!! :)
- James & Patricia
Just a little saused
Great alternative to traditional soy sause. A little sweeter.
I used it over healthy popcorn. Delisiozo!!!
Great replacement for soy sauce!
Organic Coconut Aminos
I will never use regular/less sodium soy sauce again!! This is awesome :)
Love this product!!
The Thrive Market ORGANIC COCONUT AMINOS is a new favorite at my house. We use it to make a stir fry, it tastes great. This is a great alternative to Soy Sauce, or any previously used sauce used in making a stir fry. I plan to use this product for years to come.
- Leslea B
This is a great low-sodium substitute for Soy or Teriyaki sauce. Due to the sweetness, I would say it is closer to Teriyaki than Soy. Organic Coconut Aminos goes great on rice or stir-fry.
delicious and healthy
I have not had this very long but I have tried it on 3 different receipes that require soy sauce which I loved BUT this sauce makes everything taste SOOOO.. Much better and I am not getting all of that salt and the food is just delicious.
Love it. It's a great replacement for soy sauce.
- Brenda Holladay
Better than soy sauce!
My father and boyfriend were soy sauce fiends, but were skeptically willing to try coconut amigos, and both absolutely LOVED it and said they prefer its flavor over soy sauce! There's a richer depth to the flavor than soy sauce and it compliments dishes rather than overpowering them. They even use it on burgers and with steak now too!
LOVE coconut aminos!
No more soy sauce for me! I will say that I haven't ordered this brand yet, I'm with a different one right now. Even so, this stuff is GREAT! No coconut taste AT ALL. Perfect sub any time you'd use soy sauce, but with a hint of sweetness. Way better than soy!
Salad Dressing Alternative
This goes really well tossed in a spinach salad. I was hesitant at first because I'm not the biggest fan of coconut. However, you can't really taste the coconut, it's more of a sweet and savory flavor. Such a great salad dressing alternative. Next I'm going to try it over sauteed veggies.