When adopting a Paleo diet, soy sauce is most definitely not on the menu, but perhaps you’re looking for an occasional substitution?
Coconut Aminos might be just the substitute you’re looking for. Is less salty than Tamari, but can be used exactly as you would use Soy Sauce, for marinades, dressings sauces and stir-fries – almost anywhere in fact.
Coconut Aminos has got a great amino acid content, considerably higher than that of soy sauces. The aminos is made from the raw sap of the coconut tree, naturally aged and is blended with sun-dried sea salt. For occasional use in a recipe calling for soy sauce, this seems like a great alternative.
Unfortunately none of the Health food shops I regularly visit in Sydney stock Coconut Aminos. I’ll be checking out the Brisbane stores at the weekend, perhaps I’ll have more luck in Queensland. I've found a couple of online retailers who deliver Coconut Aminos to Australia and New Zealand: – Iherb sell Coconut Aminos for $6 USD, with approx $4 USD shipping to Australia. Use the code DUV741 for $5 off your first order, making the Aminos very reasonable indeed! The other supplier, Reflections Health, sells their Aminos at $25, with $13 shipping.
Make sure you’re buying “Coconut Aminos”; remember “Liquid Aminos” will be derived from soy beans.
Have you tried Coconut Aminos? Did you enjoy it? Have you found any additional sources in Australia? I’d love to hear your comments!