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Derived from processed soy
on 25 July 2016
Drat, this stuff is good but I thought I had bought coconut aminos, can't buy this again. I have copied below a review from someone else who pretty much says it all about this product.
The ingredients listed for Bragg's Liquid Aminos are : "Vegetable proteins from Soybeans and Purified Water". One word has been left out. It should in fact read: "Hydrolyzed vegetable proteins from Soybeans and Purified Water".
This is essentially the same process used by ConAgra Canada in its VH Soy Sauce and by all other makers of hydrolyzed soy sauce.
From the Wikipedia article on Hydrolyzed vegetable protein: "...the proteins are cooked (hydrolysed) with a diluted (15–20%) hydrochloric acid, at a temperature between 90 and 120 °C for up to 8 hours. After cooling, the hydrolysate is neutralised with either sodium carbonate or sodium hydroxide to a pH of 5 to 6".
Sodium chloride (salt) is a byproduct of this process. That is why Liquid Aminos is salty without listing salt as an ingredient. There is no salt in the recipe, so it is not listed ... but it is produced by the process.
Glutamic acid is also present. It reacts with sodium to produce sodium glutamate (MSG). That is why the FDA forced Bragg to remove the words MSG-free from their labeling.