Disclosure note: You may see links on this site that lead to Amazon as well as other quality companies. When you click on some links, I may receive a small fee at no extra cost to you which helps me to keep this site running. I appreciate your trust in me when you click these links.

LOVE SOY SAUCE BUT AFRAID OF THE SODIUM BECAUSE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Do you like to make Chinese food or use the flavor of soy sauce in some recipes? I used to make sweet and sour pork for my family almost every week because I figured it was filling, delicious & nutritious with all the carrots, onions, green peppers & pineapples I put in it.

I haven’t made it much for a couple years now because of all the sodium in the soy sauce. I used to use at least twice the amount the recipe called for. Even the “less sodium” type of soy sauce has 575 mg per tablespoon! Not exactly friendly towards lowering blood pressure!

Recently tho, I became aware of a product that can be used in the place of soy sauce and is actually better for you in the way of nutrition!


What is it? It comes from the coconut (yet another healthy coconut use!) and is called Coconut Aminos from Coconut Secret. Right now, I don’t think it’s in regular grocery stores, but it is available by clicking here.
I actually just got off the phone with someone at the company, and she was saying that Coconut Aminos has 65% less sodium than soy sauce.

Between having less sodium and lots of amino acids that the soy sauce doesn’t have, you can probably feel a lot safer that your blood pressure won’t spike when you use this instead.


It doesn’t taste exactly like soy sauce, but the taste is very similar. Nowadays, we’re hearing about how coconut water and coconut milk is so good for you, so I guess it’s not really surprising to find other uses from the coconut.

Randy & Leslie, the makers of the Coconut Amino discovered all the uses of the coconut while creating products with their parents in mind, who are diabetic.
After discovering that the agave they were about to use was watered down with corn syrup, they were looking for alternatives and discovered the use of coconuts and how even the sugars had 17 amino acids, vitamin C, B vitamins and a nearly neutral pH.

They were amazed at how the coconut sap can be used as sugar (coconut crystals) and coconut vinegar (similar to apple cider vinegar, but with more nutrients) when they were trying to make a product for diabetics that was low glycemic & gluten-free.

Personally, I’m just happy to find something to replace soy sauce!

If it's easier for you to order online, click here.      

No comments:

Post a Comment