View Full Version : Braggs-yuck!
07-05-2006, 07:31 AM
I know Alissa uses this a lot for her cheese recipes and I just hate it so much. I can't stand the taste of it and I always leave it out of recipies. Is there a substitute for it? Anyone else not like it?
07-05-2006, 07:50 AM
Alissa doesn't use Braggs anymore. Her book was published before the findings about Braggs came out. When Braggs is processed it formulates a substance derived from MSG. As a result the Raw community as a whole has basically discontinued the use of Braggs. Most use Nama Shoyu.
I am sure that some can explain the MSG processing better if not make the banana your friend...it is in the archives. :rolleyes:
I have to agree with you about the Braggs it taste awful...to me. To me Nama Shoyu isn't as harsh.
07-05-2006, 09:55 AM
Is nama shoyu the same as shoyu?
07-05-2006, 10:12 AM
From what I read, "Nama" means raw so if it's just shoyu, chances are it's pasteurized.
I started omitting ANY Bragg's/Nama Shoyu-type products from my cheeze sauces, period with great success. I just use cashews, lemon juice, a SMALL amount of red or orange bell pepper (too much is too overbearing for me) sometimes a little nutritional yeast but this is optional, sea salt and water (enough for desired consistency).
I'm with Rawkinlocs. I don't like the taste of any soy sauce, raw or not. So I just leave it out or use another spice I think would work with the recipe.
07-05-2006, 01:09 PM
I loved Braggs, therefore, I KNEW it had something in it, LOL
07-05-2006, 03:47 PM
When Piers and I first went raw we were crazy about it. Seriously using about 1 bottle a month!!! We also saw a bit of addictive behaviour around it and decided to stop using it.
So glad we did. Now it is so overpowering I would never consider it even taste wise (let alone health).
Glad I'm not alone in this!
07-05-2006, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the replies! I am definitly going to stop using it.
I bought some, and used it once. It tasted disgusting...what a waste of money.
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