It is funny how you remember certain smells and tastes and associate them with a particular time and place in your life. I remember about two decades ago visiting some vegetarian friends of a friend in Silver City, New Mexico and eating dinner with them; it was the first time I was introduced to the benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos. 

Liquid Aminos vs Soy Sauce

This soy sauce alternative had it all—the basic flavor and look and liquidity of regular soy sauce, but with less sodium and packed with 16 amino acids that are necessary for proper functioning of the human body. Perhaps that is why they are, still decades later, still so popular among vegans, vegetarians, and other health enthusiasts and experts. It’s not for everyone, certainly, but compared to regular soy sauce, it’s a definite step up!

Liquid Aminos Benefits

The one thing I recall eating that evening in Silver City—a town in the high desert (filled with rolling hills and Juniper trees)—was that we used the Bragg’s to dip our potstickers in before eating them. In fact, there were a number of items on our plates that night that wound up dipped and eaten quickly.

One of the more obvious benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos are that it is not only healthier than the soy sauce alternative, but it is a condiment that you can use in cooking as well as straight from the bottle for a good number of recipes, or just as-is, full strength, as a dipping sauce, or over rice. Bragg’s versatility is amazing.

Even better! Benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos include being non-GMO, providing protein to its consumers (you cannot usually get that from regular soy sauce, tamari, or seitan), can lower your risk for coronary heart disease (from soy proteins) by using it.

Braggs Amino Acids Additional Health Benefits

Other benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos is that it is gluten-free, lowers risk of disease in general such as cancer (prostate, colon, and breast cancer included), is chemical-free, and has no artificial coloring, alcohol, or preservatives.

Its use has also been linked to lower rates of osteoporosis or other bone problems. Women who use soy protein products such as Braggs tend to go through fewer numbers of hot flashes during menopause.

Benefits of Braggs Liquid Aminos includes these 16 essential (meaning you have to get it from food, like in Bragg’s) and non-essential (meaning your body makes it) amino acids, made strictly from soybeans:

16 Amino Acids
  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Glycine
  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Threonine
  • Tyrosine
  • Valine
  • Lysine
From the Bragg’s website, the many uses of the product include being “Great on Salads & Dressings, Soups, Veggies, Rice & Beans, Tofu, Wok & Stir-frys, Tempeh, Casseroles, Potatoes, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Jerky, Popcorn, Gravies & Sauces, Macrobiotics.”

I have a bottle of Braggs Liquid Aminos at home, and use it regularly, especially when I eat kimbap or sushi. Maybe you will enjoy the health benefits of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos too!