It is funny how you remember certain smells and tastes and associate them with a particular time and place in your life. I remember about two decades ago visiting some vegetarian friends of a friend in Silver City, New Mexico and eating dinner with them; it was the first time I was introduced to the benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos.
Liquid Aminos vs Soy Sauce
This soy sauce alternative had it all—the basic flavor and look and liquidity of regular soy sauce, but with less sodium and packed with 16 amino acids that are necessary for proper functioning of the human body. Perhaps that is why they are, decades later, still so popular among vegans, vegetarians, and other health enthusiasts and experts. It’s not for everyone, certainly, but compared to regular soy sauce, it’s a definite step up!
Liquid Aminos Benefits
The one thing I recall eating that evening in Silver City—a town in the high desert (filled with rolling hills and Juniper trees)—was that we used the Bragg’s to dip our potstickers in before eating them. In fact, there were a number of items on our plates that night that wound up dipped and eaten quickly.
One of the more obvious benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos are that it is not only healthier than the soy sauce alternative, but it is a condiment that you can use in cooking as well as straight from the bottle for a good number of recipes, or just as-is, full strength, as a dipping sauce, or over rice. Bragg’s versatility is amazing.
Braggs Amino Acids Additional Health Benefits
Other benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos is that it is gluten-free, chemical-free, has no artificial coloring, alcohol, or preservatives. Benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos includes these 16 essential (meaning you have to get it from food, like in Bragg’s) and non-essential (meaning your body makes it) amino acids, made strictly from soybeans:
|16 Amino Acids|
|From the Bragg’s website, the many uses of the product include being “Great on Salads & Dressings, Soups, Veggies, Rice & Beans, Tofu, Wok & Stir-frys, Tempeh, Casseroles, Potatoes, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Jerky, Popcorn, Gravies & Sauces, Macrobiotics.”|
I have a bottle of Braggs Liquid Aminos at home, and use it regularly, especially when I eat kimbap or sushi.