What Is Braggs Liquid Aminos

Darlene and I both use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and have for years. I’ve looked into this and to the best of my knowledge Braggs Liquid Aminos and Braggs All Purpose Seasoning is the exact same thing. One is the US version and one is the Canadian Version. Because we use Braggs so much, I thought I’d post this here on the blog so that we can refer to it when needed. Braggs is a healthy replacement product for Soy Sauce.

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Braggs Liquid Aminos Information

Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from soybeans, that contains the following Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in naturally occurring amounts:

* Alanine
* Arginine
* Aspartic Acid
* Glutamic Acid
* Glycine
* Histidine
* Isoleucine
* Leucine
* Methionine
* Phenylalanine
* Proline
* Serine
* Threonine
* Tyrosine
* Valine
* Lysine

Great on Salads & Dressings, , Veggies, Rice & Beans, Tofu, Wok & , Tempeh, Casseroles, Potatoes, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Jerky, Popcorn, Gravies & Sauces, Macrobiotics.

Ingredients: Our Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free.

Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.


  • A source of delicious, nutritious, life-renewing protein.
  • Taste you’ll love – Nutrition you need.
  • Great on salads, veggies, dressings, soups, rice, beans, Wok foods, tofu, gravies, jerky, poultry, fish, popcorn, meats, casseroles, potatoes and most foods.
  • Contains important healthy amino acids

Bragg Liquid Aminos contains

  • no chemicals
  • no artificial coloring
  • no alcohol
  • no preservatives
  • no Gluten
  • Certified NON-GMO

Where Do You Get Braggs Liquid Aminos

Of course the next logical question is where do you buy this stuff? It’s available anywhere natural foods are sold and that’s just about anywhere now. I get mine here in Edmonton at my local Planet Organic store. There are two Planet Organic stores in Edmonton, one at Jasper and 122st and the other at 80 ave and 104 st, next to Blockbuster Video. It’s also available in the natural food section of Save-on-Foods and probably at Safeway. Darlene and I buy the small pump version shown here so that we can control the amount that we put on our foods. Then we buy the larger bottle and use it to refill the pump bottle. We store the small pump bottle in the fridge and the large bottle in our pantry without worry of it going bad. I really don’t know why we keep the small bottle in the fridge, just habit I guess.

For more information about Bragg Liquid Aminos visit their website Bragg.com or purchase it through Amazon


  1. google for braggs liquid amino and you’ll find that it’s made from soy slurry mixed with hydrochloric acid, then neutralised with baking soda or other base chemical.

    make your own conclusions

  2. I had my doubt about Braggs liquid amino. After all, how can a liquid soy that is supposed not to be fermentated can get this dark color unless it is carbonized or processed in an non-natural way?

    Better turn to non genetically modified soya sauce!

  3. You failed to notify readers that there is MSG in Braggs
    Liquid Aminos. We have recently found this out. We used Braggs Aminos for over 10 years. The label used to say “no MSG” but the FDA has told them to take off that statement because there is MSG in the aminos. No wonder such a salty taste.
    What a letdown.

  4. @Sue, there is NO WAY that MSG is in Braggs liquid aminos. The Bragg family is completely committed to natural health and most certainly would not put MSG in their products.

    I’d have to see that on the Bragg’s website or in some sort of announcement from the Bragg family before I would believe it.

    it’s a soy sauce. It has sodium in it. That’s why it tastes salty

    could you please leave or submit some sort of reference that leads you to believe this about Bragg’s and MGS

  5. @Sue, after typing that last response, I’ve had a quick look (as I’m heading out the door) and will do some more research on the subject.

    You’ve opened a very interesting can of worms for me here.

    hmmmm, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  6. any soy sauce will have naturally occurring msg. it isn’t added as an ingredient, but it occurs naturally in mushrooms and fermented soy products.

  7. Cara,
    MSG may be in fermented soy sauces.
    But the Bragg Empire says that Braggs Aminos is not fermented.
    How do you explain that?

  8. @Victor, believe me, I’m totally in the Bragg camp. Totally. They’ve been doing health longer than I’ve been alive. I still use Braggs and will continue to use it.

    I’m simply getting my facts straight so that I know what the latest poop on the subject is.

    I’m ALL in favor of Braggs Liquid Aminos.

    hey, “arsenic is also natural” is MY line! lol

    thanks for the comment

  9. I like the Braggs products I have tried. Maybe it is me, but I could not get the link that Sue provided to work in my browser. I could not get the link that Victor provided to work as well.



  10. I also could not access Sue’s link. Braggs is awesome though, sure hope there isn’t enough MSG to worry about

  11. There is no MSG in Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.

    I have spoken directly with Patricia Bragg (personally) after she found this page and then found me herself on facebook.

    Regarding @Sue’s link: The We Like It Raw website did some sort of house cleaning and they’ve moved or fixed the link.

    It’s now at http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2005/06/bragg_liquid_am.html

    that should work

    as for Vic’s, I have no help. It is broken

  12. Yes it states on the Bragg official website that Bragg’s aminos contains MSG. Here’s the link:
    “Foods that commonly contain glutamine, glutamic acid and MSG are: … even Bragg liquid aminos have .5% (straight out of the bottle), many soy and other vegetable products…”
    They try to make it sound less serious by grouping it with other products that have MSG (glutamine) as part of their unaltered protein, but the very nature of breaking down soy into it’s separate amino acids is what makes it taste salty. The same goes for soy sauce, miso, tamari, etc.
    I will definitely limit my consumption of all of these MSG (free glutamic acid) containing products.

  13. Wow. This is a WAY old topic, so I am just throwing in some late-coming common sense from the chemistry point of view.

    MSG is MonoSodiumGlutamate. This means there is ONE sodium cation (positively charged ion) for each molecule of Glutamate anion (negatively charged ion).

    When MSG is placed in water, it dissociates. That means that the water molecules surround and carry off the sodium while more water molecules surround and carry off the glutamate. When MSG is mixed with water, it is no longer MSG but freely-dissolved sodium ions and freely-dissolved glutamate ions.

    Glutamate (the negatively charged ion) is also created by and used in the human body. It is not only an amino acid (used in building proteins) but is also the most common neurotransmitter you have — and is therefor quite necessary for your body to function.

    Because sodium ions are also a primary part of the human nervous system, it is certain that all the ingredients of Monosodium Glutamate are side-by-side in the human body and must be if we are going to survive. As long as the sodium and glutamate are dissolved in the water of the body, however, they do not bond together in sufficient quantities to be called MSG.

    But the glutamate can also associate with Hydrogen ions (called protons). When this is true, the compound is called Glutamic Acid: one hydrogen ion is attached to a Glutamate ion. We could technically call this compound MonoHydrogen Glutamate (MHG). Again, Hydrogen ions are found throughout the human body (though, unlike sodium ions, these are highly destructive and are not allowed to exist just anywhere inside the body).

    So in your body (like in your blood) you have sodium ions, hydrogen ions, and glutamate ions. All the fixin’s of MSG and Glutamic Acid (MHG).

    If your blood spills and the water evaporates, then the ions are no longer held apart by the water molecules. The sodium ions will stick to ANYTHING they find that is negatively charged in the blood remnants as will the hydrogen ions. In fact, BOTH MSG (Na:Glutamate) and MHG (Glutamic Acid, or H:Glutamate) will be formed in the drying blood.

    The problem with MSG is not the glutamate for most people. remember, Glutamate is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter (in fact, that’s why you crave it as a “savory” taste and you even have taste buds that are sensitive to it). There are a few people who feel uncomfortable after they consume more than a little Glutamate at a time. The side effects of this sensitivity range from mild dizziness or numbing of the tongue to even more benign symptoms… so we’re not talking anything dangerous here.

    The real danger in MSG itself (not in Glutamate) is the sodium. Excessive sodium in the diet is a very bad thing even though sodium is used to make every single nerve in your body work. But too much sodium can cause your kidneys to retain extra water in your blood thereby increasing your blood’s volume and hence your blood pressure.

    Again: Glutamate is a perfectly naturally-occurring and ESSENTIAL amino acid and neurotransmitter in your body (used for nerve function and for building proteins). MSG and MHG are naturally-occurring ‘salts’ of glutamate.

    In conclusion, Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids has no choice but to contain the ingredients for both MSG and MHG. These salts WILL exist briefly in the liquid form, but generally the water prevents them from staying formed for long. This does not mean that Bragg’s has MSG or MHG added to it, but it does mean that both compounds are, in fact, a natural part of the liquid that we buy in stores.

    Peace out.

  14. All I know is that three times I have tried to use that stuff, and EVERY TIME I broke out with nasty cold sores on my lip. I suspect that the aminos it contains are not balanced; i.e., it has too much arginine and not enough lysine. There are better ways of getting amino acids, like eating gelatin, which also happens to be full of lysine. :)

  15. not sure many vegetarians would be eating gelatin. Um, braggs liquid aminos happens to have aminos in it. I use it as a replacement for soy sauce, not for the amino acid content.

    It just tastes good on rice or veggies.

  16. Oh this is wonderful. Thank you all for the wealth of information.
    I am new to this and really appreciate the info. I did not buy it because it said it contained soy and I do not eat soy for health reasons. I am going back to Whole Foods to buy some tonight and try it. It is supposed to be great on the HCG diet. Thank you Rob et all!

  17. @Smarty:

    The cold sores are most likely not due to amino acids, but rather to the salt content of the Braggs. Herpes viruses can hide themselves… embedded in your own DNA… and often in the genes that get switched “on” when there is a threat to cellular survival.

    In the case of Braggs, its salt content is WAY higher than that of soy sauce and that super salty brew will remove water from the cells and threaten them with dehydration. The cells, in response, switch on their emergency plans and WHAMO! the herpes virus goes active and you have an outbreak.

  18. I’m sorry to say that I think this product is a bunch of hooey. They’re using a half-teaspoon serving size, which is unusual, much less than you’re likely to use in anything, and sets up an unrealistic comparison with traditional soy sauce. If you want to match it up with Kikkoman, you have to multiply all the numbers by SIX. That means that it’s saltier than traditional soy sauce (960 mgs vs. 920), but still has less protein (1.96 grams vs. 2 grams).

    Also, any claim to be ‘chemical-free’ is baloney considering that the product appears to be nothing but chemicals, as evidenced by the long list of amino acids. Of course, all things are made up of chemicals, but still.

    And finally, fermentation is generally a good thing, not a bad one. It’s been done for thousands of years, and seems to be linked with some health benefits, so it’s not something to hold against soy sauce.

    On the flip side, don’t stress about MSG. It developed a much worse reputation than it deserved for some reason, but there’s no testing out there that links it to anything bad in normal doses.

  19. Just wanted to chime in and say that I and 2 others became violently ill after consuming too much Braggs Soy Aminos at a restraunt without our knowledge. With in 30 minutes of beginning our meal we all violently threw up the entire thing and after much investigation, the only thing we could trace it back to is the Braggs.

    I wouldn’t touch that garbage with a ten foot pole. All natural or not, it is unsafe.

  20. Very scary coming across this thread and seeing how flippantly some who claim to want health dismiss those of us who know just how dangerous this and any other hydrolized product can be even for those claimIng no sensitivity! My husband thought he was having a heart attack. Instead? It was all the autolized, hydrolized soy protiens, otherwise rightly called the excitotoxin msg. You are totally misguided if you would put your trust and faith in a human being you want to believe in over you own health. I am so glad I went reading up on this product instead of accidently poisoning my children and possibly killing my husband using it.

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