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kk1936
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Hi Tried to ask this question but it doesnt seem to have appeared so sorry will ask again...
Is all the salt in soy flavoured products bad for you if you have too much?
Im a very new vegan and loving it so am reading all I can about it. Just discovered that if I (nearly dry) fry slices of tofu cheese (miso covered then rinsed tofu after 12 hours) it tastes like haloumi cheese- yum
Saturday, April 21 2012, 05:28 PM
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Mattie
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Hi kk1936!

It's not the soy sauce that starts to get unhealthy when you consume to much- it's the salt, or sodium chloride content of the soy sauce. As humans we tend to prefer foods with about 0.5% salt by weight which is about what our body actually needs in order to function properly. Getting too much salt is just as bad as not getting enough because salt is important to our bodily functions such as blood pressure regulation, muscle contraction and fluid balance.

It doesn't matter where the salt content comes from- it's important to get the proper amount whether you get it from soy sauce, tale salt, miso or other sources.

That miso tofu sounds great! It looks like the cultures in the miso are lightly fermenting the tofu during the twelve hours and enhancing flavor. I'll have to try that.
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    kk1936
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    Sunday, April 22 2012, 01:15 AM - #Permalink
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    Many thanks, though I guess it is pretty hard to figure out if you are having the right amount of salt in your diet.
    Bout the tofu cheese - cover the block completely in about 1/4inch miso and leave in fridge in tuppeware.
    Here in New Zealand we dont get much choice in vegan cheese but this is pretty good.
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    Mattie
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    Monday, April 23 2012, 05:09 AM - #Permalink
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    I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.
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