Originally Posted by RGR
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 tea
spoon (2.5 mL) and contains 110 mg of sodium. So that would be 660 mgs. of sodium per table
spoon (15 mL).
Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce's nutritional label says that one serving is a table
spoon, 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.