What are coconut aminos?

Updated November 21, 2016

When the coconut tree is tapped, out comes a nutrient-rich sap or juice that comes from the coconut blossoms. The sap is abundant in minerals, vitamin C, amino acids and B vitamins. The coconut aminos are either evaporated at low temperature after they are collected or undergo fermentation, which can take up to a year.


Coconut aminos have more amino acid content than soy-based causes. Amino acids are referred to as building blocks of protein because they rebuild and repair muscle tissue, enhance function of the nervous system and your brain, and boost your energy levels and immune system.

The Importance of Protein

Protein is critical and is second only to water when it comes to being a crucial substance required by the body. Coconut aminos are soy-free seasoning sauces and contain coconut sap, which has 14 times the amino acid content that soy has. Coconut aminos are used as a seasoning for toasted seeds and nuts and as a salad dressing and for marinades.

The Process

After the tree is tapped, the product is sun dried and considered a raw and enzymatically alive product. The seas salt that are used in the product are unrefined, unbleached and naturally white. The salt is fed by the sea and the sun and is hand-harvested.

On and On ...

Once a coconut tree is tapped the sap will keep flowing continuously for two decades. One tree will yield 5,000 L of sap. The sap is drained from the coconut palm blossoms before the blossoms mature into coconuts.

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Cindi Pearce is a graduate of Ohio University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. She completed both the undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the Institute of Children’s Literature. Pearce has been writing professionally for over 30 years.