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ACKWARDATTIMES
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3/30/13 11:48 P

we use organic liquid aminos...which is the basically same thing and same in sodium content, slightly different taste but i put it in a spritz bottle and water it down and spray alittle on what i am cooking...stir fry for example. water down more or less to help control sodium content



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/30/13 10:58 P

The comparisons for the ones I use are
Reduced Sodium per tablespoon 9 Calories and 534 mg sodium
Normal Soy Sauce per tablespoon 5.95 Calories and 921 mg sodium

They are both the same brand.

Kris

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 3/30/2013 (22:59)


YOJULEZ
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3/30/13 10:43 P

Yeah the lite version is 575mg per tbsp... maybe try that and use sparingly. But... soy sauce was originally created way back when (like WAY back as in 4th or 5th century China) as a way to make salt "stretch" because it was a precious commodity back then... so naturally it will be on the salty side.



JGIRL5799
Posts: 538
3/30/13 10:33 P

Yes, by healthier I mean the sodium content... it tends to give a great new flavor, but the sodium I can not do because it swells me up like a balloon.... I just about died when I found it was over 1000 in the sodium.... which I find funny because I have always read labels, but the soy sauce I just never did for some odd reason.. considering I thought it was like an natural herb or something LOLOL .. Tonight I finally read the label and it was not what I thought it was LOLOL



Thank you

Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 3/30/2013 (22:35)


YOJULEZ
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3/30/13 10:28 P

Kris, for Kikkoman brand at least, the calories are the same for their regular soy sauce vs lite.



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/30/13 10:08 P

I use soy sauce in lots of recipes and marinades, but I don't use low sodium ones (often higher in calories), and I use less than is recommended - generally only 1 or 2 tsp per serving. Sometimes I use Balsamic Vinegar for that added extra flavour/kick, or some spices or herbs; the choice depending on what I am making. Sometimes if I am making a Stir Fry, I will use Lemon Pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice and totally leave out the Soy Sauce.

Kris

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 3/30/2013 (22:09)


YOJULEZ
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3/30/13 9:26 P

Yeah I too am wondering what you mean by "healthier". The only semi-bad thing about soy sauce is the sodium. You can buy "lite" soy sauce which is just lower in sodium. Otherwise it's a great addition to recipes because it adds a ton of flavor for very little calories, and a little goes a long way.



SPORTYLAWGIRL
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3/30/13 9:06 P

Soy sauce is important in many recipe because the salt enhances flavour. You can buy tamari soy sauce in the health food section of your grocery store. It is free from the preservatives and additives in commercial soy sauce brands, but is the same in terms of salt. So it really depends on what you mean by "healthier".



JGIRL5799
Posts: 538
3/30/13 8:17 P

I am in a huge dilemma right now...

I been finding tons of new recipes and a lot of them mention to use soy sauce.. I have found the menus and recipes are very, very good and they turned out beautiful in the end!

What may replace soy sauce for a more healthier alternative??? Thanks in advance



 
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