Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos Soy-free Seasoning Sauce Delicious, soy-free seasoning sauce made with nutrient-dense coconut 'sap' offering 17 naturally occurring amino acids, paired with mineral-rich sea salt from the Philippine island of Mindanao. When the coconut tree is tapped, it produces a highly nutrient-rich 'sap' from the coconut blossoms. This sap is very low glycemic (GI of only 35), is an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, broad-spectrum B vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH. Small batches ensure that Coconut Secret's organic Coconut Aminos, made from this natural sap, is a raw, enzymatically alive product that never exceeds the temperatures of an average summer day in the tropics. The "Gran Molucas Sea Salt" used in Coconut Aminos, garners its name from the exotic, tropical island of Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines. It is surrounded on all sides by converging Pacific Ocean waters - the Sulu Sea to the west, the Celebes Sea to the south, the the Philippine Sea to the east. A local culinary heritage in Mindanao, this unbleached, unrefined, naturally white sea salt, is fed only by the sun and the sea. It is hand-harvested by local salt producers working as their forefathers did, in their ancestral salt fields. After many days of labor, the salt is then sun-dried (to evaporate excess moisture) in open-air cages lined with clay bricks. The result is a distinctly flavorful and nutritious, mineral-rich, unrefined sea salt. Coconut Aminos vs Soy-based sauces Among the many nutritional benefits of Coconut Aminos, the most notable is its impressive amino acid content compared to soy-based sauces. Commonly described as the 'building blocks of protein', amino acids are vitally important to human health. They contribute to the repair and rebuilding of muscle tissue, help to enhance overall brain and nervous system function, and assist in boosting the immune system and physical energy levels. Second only to water, protein is one of the most important substances in our bodies, which is why it's nutritionally beneficial to consume a diet that is rich in amino acids. A comparison between coconut tree sap and soy shows that coconut sap contains up to 14 times the amino acid content of soy. Many soy sauces on the market are fermented by first soaking the soybeans in water and salt, and then adding specific cultures of molds, yeasts, and bacteria to help catalyze the fermentation process. Coconut Aminos is made from coconut tree sap, which comes right out of the tree so vital, active and alive with nutrients, that it is only blended with sun dried mineral-rich sea salt and aged, without the need for a fermentation booster or added water. As well, the majority of conventional soy sauces on the market are made with non-organic, genetically modified (GMO) soybeans. Long term used of unfermented soy-related products has led to an increase in soy allergies, a disruption in proper thyroid function, and an overlaod of estrogens in the body. Recipe Tips Use Coconut Aminos like soy sauce in dressings, marinades, sautes, and with sushi. "We pour it on almost everything." Ingredients Certified organic raw coconut sap, naturally aged and blended with sun-dried, mineral-rich sea salt. This product is bottled in a facility that does not handle or process tree nuts of any kind. Note: Each hand-made batch may vary slightly in flavor and color. Due to the natural effervescence of this product, the contents may fizz when opened. Even though completely stable at room temperature for up to 3 years, if desiered, you may refrigerate after opening to reduce the fizzy effect. Certified organic, raw, gluten-free, soy-free, diary-free, vegan, and Non-GMO.