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post #1 of 25
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are they one and the same? i have bragg's liquid amino acids (called "all-purpose seasoning" in canada) and i can't tell the difference between the two. is there even a nutritional difference or am i better off buying the less-expensive soy sauce?
post #2 of 25
Personally, I'd recommend soy sauce over Bragg's. I can't think of any nutritional benefits associated with Bragg's, except that some people mistakenly believe that it contains less sodium than soy sauce (actually, both contain approximately the same amount of sodium per tablespoon). Both condiments are so similar in taste that I also can't tell the difference between the two, but there are some who feel that soy sauce has a richer flavor. Coupled with the fact that Bragg's is pretty costly, I'd say go for soy sauce instead.
post #3 of 25
I don't use this myself because I don't care for the taste. I like Tamari sauce. But here's a link to Bragg's info. It does seem to have beneficial amino acids & such.

http://www.braggliquidaminos.com/pro...uidaminos.html
post #4 of 25
I think that some people like the fact that Bragg's isn't fermented, whereas soy sauce is.



Personally, I'm all for fermented liquids.



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post #5 of 25
I use Bragg's CONSTANTLY in place of soy sauce. Mostly, I like the flavor better, it's much mellower than regular soy sauce. Also, I like the ingredient list better. Soybeans and water. Check out the ingredient list on that bottle of kikkoman's sometime. there are many quality soy sauces out there, and as always, its about finding the one you prefer for your own reasons. but a lot of cheaper soy sauces are loaded with sugar, coloring, and other unnecessary ingredients. Also, it is suitable for raw foodists, as it's not cooked.



I just like the stuff!! there's always a big bottle of it in my cupboard!
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post #6 of 25
isn't Bragg's just watered down soy sauce :-D (runs , while ducking empty bottle of Bragg's whizzing past ear)
post #7 of 25
if it's not fermented.... then what is it?? (i mean, what's the process )
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
haha. i dunno....but i've (apparently) been using the cheap soy sauces...i always thought bragg's was a *little* lighter in taste than soy sauce.



thanks everyone!
post #9 of 25
I use both. Soy sauce has a richer taste, the braggs is tastier in some applications. I tend to use the braggs more out of the misplaced belief that its somehow healthier ;-)
post #10 of 25
I choose low-sodium Tamari because I think both soy sauce and Bragg's are WAY too salty.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by RGR View Post

Personally, I'd recommend soy sauce over Bragg's. I can't think of any nutritional benefits associated with Bragg's, except that some people mistakenly believe that it contains less sodium than soy sauce (actually, both contain approximately the same amount of sodium per tablespoon).



I have a bottle of Bragg's and a bottle of Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce right in front of me.



According to the nutritional label, one serving of Bragg's is 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) and contains 110 mg of sodium. So that would be 660 mgs. of sodium per tablespoon (15 mL).



Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce's nutritional label says that one serving is a tablespoon, and that it contains 605 mg per tablespoon. But it also says "The average of the top 3 national brands of regular soy sauce contains 1218 mg [of sodium] per serving" and talks about containing 50 percent less sodium.



So Bragg's does contain much less sodium per tablespoon than regular soy sauce, but slightly more than lite soy sauce.



Bragg's also claims that all of its sodium is "naturally occurring" and does specify a much smaller serving size. Bragg's also comes in a spray bottle for those who want to restrict their serving size more easily.
post #12 of 25
I prefer the flavor of Bragg's, though I am not prejudiced against fermented foods. (tempeh huzzah!)
post #13 of 25
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I like both. Some recipes need watered down soy sauce; that's when I use Bragg's
post #14 of 25
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post #15 of 25
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http://www.bragg.com/products/liquidaminos.html

Braggs Liquid Aminos 1 tsp:



tsp is an abbreviation for teaspoon, not tablespoon. The serving size is listed as 1/2 tsp., meaning one-half teaspoon(ful).



The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.



http://www.bartleby.com/61/70/T0397000.html



Quote:
tsp.



ABBREVIATION:\t1. teaspoon 2. teaspoonful
post #16 of 25
I actually thought Braggs was gross and soy sauce isn't much better. I prefer Tamari over both.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by soybean81 View Post

are they one and the same? i have bragg's liquid amino acids (called "all-purpose seasoning" in canada) and i can't tell the difference between the two. is there even a nutritional difference or am i better off buying the less-expensive soy sauce?





Bragg's Liquid Aminos have less sodium per Tablespoon





Converting Measurements:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4208_convert...surements.html



3 tsps = 1 Tbsp





Generic listing for soy sauce ( tamari ) from the USDA:

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...st_nut_edit.pl

1 Tbsp 1005 mg





SanJ soy sause sodium content per 1 Tbsp:

http://www.san-j.com/pages/nutritn1.htm

- premium tamari : 960 mg

- reduced sodium tamari 700 mg

- shoyu 960 mg





Bragg's Liquid Aminos

http://www.bragg.com/products/liquidaminos.html

- per 1/2 teaspoon 110 mg

- per 1 tablespoon ( 110 x 6 ) 660 mg
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post #18 of 25
I was initially impressed with the amino acids in bragg's until I remembered that proteiens are amino acids which, soy sauce being made of soybeans (which are high in protein) must also contain. So, if there are no nutritional advantages to Bragg's, it comes down to taste (including salt). I love Bragg's on sauteed greens and soy or tamari on fried rice. Bragg's seems to have a rounder taste vs. soy's sharpness.
post #19 of 25
I have a bottle of Braggs, I have to say I'm not too impressed with it. I'm not a big fan of the taste, but I'm going to use it up before I go buy soy sauce. I don't use it for much anyways.
post #20 of 25
i bought a bottle of bragg's once and i didn't like the flavour at all. i'm back to regular kikkoman soy sauce and i just try to not use too much of it.
post #21 of 25
I tried Bragg's but didn't like it at all. I use Tamari.
post #22 of 25
One more vote for tamari.
post #23 of 25
I've enjoyed Braggs and would prefer it over other soy sauces if it were more convient to purchase where I live and we didnt guzzle down soy sauce like water..$$. I really like how it comes in a spray bottle, my 4 year old can control how much she is using without over doing it. When I don't buy braggs, I purchase Kikkomans less sodium; yet I find it's stronger than Braggs.
post #24 of 25
i like that its not fermented. fermented stuff isn't my friend.
post #25 of 25
I like both Braggs and soy sauce... it depends on what I am using it for.

For sushi? Soy Sauce, hands down.



For stirfries and other kinds of cooking, I prefer the flavor of Braggs!
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