According to Wikipedia, they're the same. Personally, I think the excessive salt would undo any benefits and could even be harmful. Salt has been definitively linked to high blood pressure, which is very bad. Industry pressures had kept salt seeming benign, but it's not. I would think eating tofu might afford far more benefits than soy sauce. The microorganisms in soy sauce might be what are conferring benefit, if in fact there is one. One food doesn't make a healthful diet in any case. It would be helpful to see who funded this study. Personally, I think soy is overrated. It's good, but not better than a lot of other foods. When used to replace meat, it's very good, but virtually any non-animal food that replaces meat would be. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soya_sauce ----- Original Message ----- From: To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: 6/4/2006 9:21:32 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Soya Sauce This is a truly stupid question, but for those of you who are well-traveled, does anyone know if "soya sauce" and "soy sauce" are the same thing?? Julie Krueger revealing further ignorance Dark soya sauce healthier than red wine: study Reuters - Sat Jun 3, 12:06 PM ET Sent 74 times SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Dark soya sauce, widely used in east Asia, may prove to be more effective than red wine and vitamin C in combating human cell damage, researchers in Singapore said.