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Coconut Aminos — A Healthy Alternative To Soy Sauce

Gluten free, low salt content, low Glycemic index, no MSG and Paleo friendly.

Melanie Rockett
Sep 16, 2019 · 4 min read

What is Coconut Aminos?

Dark, rich, salty and slightly sweet, Coconut Aminos is a sauce that is made from coconut sap. While it closely resembles light soy sauce, it is completely soy and gluten free. This makes it a great alternative for people who suffer gluten and soy intolerance.

What are Amino Acids?

Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein AND of your body.

How Do You Store Coconut Aminos?

Once you open a bottle of Coconut Aminos it should be kept in the refrigerator to prolong its shelf life. If stored in the fridge it can keep up to 12 months or longer.

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When To Use Coconut Aminos?

You can use coconut aminos to replace both soy sauce and tamari sauce.

Use Coconut Aminos As A Marinade Or In Dipping Sauces

Coconut Aminos are particularity good when used as part of a marinade for meats because it add a salty depth of flavor. Make a simple marinade by mixing Coconut Aminos with other Asian ingredients such as ginger, garlic, fennel and sesame oil. Let sit in the marinade overnight to left the flavor fully permeate the meat.

What Are the Health Benefits of Coconut Aminos?

  • Coconut Aminos contain 17 amino acids
  • It has an almost perfectly balanced pH level
  • It has a very low glycemic index of 35 which means it won’t spike your blood sugar levels.
  • It is a source of broad-spectrum B vitamins
  • And for those suffering high blood pressure, it contains 300 percent less sodium than most brands of soy sauce.
  • Amino acids help protect your body from storing sugars and fats, allowing you to feel more energized and alert.
  • Amino acids are essential for the growth, repair and development of muscles.

Where Can You Buy Coconut Aminos?

You can find Coconut Aminos in most larger health food stores. Depending on how much you use, you might get a better price on Amazon or other online retailers.

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Freelance writer for 40+ years. Blogs at (How To Sell More Books) and (Living A Sugar Free Life)


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