I'm a month long lurker and first time poster. My hubby and I have been raw for just over 3 weeks and feeling terrific! He is (lucky for me) a fantastic chef so I have been gobbling up his raw creations and enjoying every minute of it! Of course, I do my share of 'cooking' as well.
anyway, my question is about nama shoyu. I went my local "whole foods' market to find it and ended up with Eden Organic Shoyu. Is this the same thing? Is Nama a brand? I feel so lost about this and we do use the shoyu in many things from sushi to sauces?
Is the Eden stuff 'non raw'?
I appreciate your feedback on this and have learned so much from reading this forum for a month now!
Keepin' it real and raw.........
nama means raw
shoyu means soy sauce
so nama shoyu, means raw soy sauce,
organic is good, but it's not raw.
although some people don't worry about things like soy sauce, or spices or things like that,
you could either take it back if it's unused, or toss it, or use it up, or keep it for when non raw people come to visit, or give it to a friend.
it's all up to you, and
WELCOME, AND CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING RAW.
How wonderful that you both are going raw, you will find it easier to have someone to "cook" with.
when my son went raw, it was alot more fun to make raw foods than just for me, as I was experimenting and that is always fun.
thanks for sharing with us.
Even nama shoyu isn't actually raw, but it is unpasteurized. the soybeans are cooked.
LIving food vs "not raw"
Yes, the original soybeans the culture is grown on are cooked, but respectfully I would point out that the Nama Shoyu which results is a raw, living, live enzyme food.
Originally Posted by pdx kris
Hardly "not raw."
Love, love, love,
- Shivananda Deva
You're right. I pointed it out due to several posts lately with people freaking out when they found out something wasn't down-to-the-last-decimal-point raw. :)
You are right though, it is bustling with enzymes and fermentation!
thank you so much everyone! We have ordered some 'proper' nama shoyu online and are getting that in the post in the next few days. In the meantime, we are avoiding the organic shoyu and will indeed use it for non-raw guests etc. Although, happily, all of our friends want to come over to test out the recipes my hubby has been inventing! :-)
Not to mention, my boss has been trying all of my raw foods I bring to work and is loving it and buying her own raw goodies now. And......two of the gals that come in to the shop I work at have started incorporating raw meals in to their daily routine. They haven't made the switch but I'm proud to have influenced them a little bit!
Hooray for raw!
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