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Coconut aminos as soy sauce alternative

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Coconut aminos as soy sauce alternative

RelishPDX | Apr 20, 2014 09:37 AM

Okay, so curiosity has gotten the best of me, and I've been hunting down info on coconut aminos, as I've been seeing this product mentioned in more and more recipes. Basically, it's fermented raw coconut sap and salt, which is supposed to taste like soy sauce, but be healthier for you because of all the amino acids in it.

The best comparison site I've seen to compare soy sauce, tamari and coconut aminos is this page:

http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2013/0...

My question is, does it really taste like soy sauce, or does it have a different taste, like tamari does vs. soy sauce?

I'm having a devil of a time finding a bottle to try out without paying outrageous shipping costs for a single bottle. Even the new Hong Phat supermarket here in Portland—which stocks several high-end 40°N fish sauces—doesn't have it, but one of the employees there was nice enough to google it on his phone to see where they might stock it if they did carry it, as he'd never heard of it.

Has anyone ever tried it? Been successful finding a store which stocks it? Have any personal pros or cons to report based on personal use?

Thanks in advance for any info you might have.

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