chapter  9
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Asian Fish Sauce as a Source of Nutrition

The fish sauce of Asia is a nutritious condiment made from a traditionally fermented fish and salt mixture. Its appearance makes the sauce easily mistaken for a well-aged whisky. The richness in its content of amino acids and oligopeptides, shortchain fatty acids and aldehydes, together with minerals, impart a characteristic cheesy and meaty aroma, apart from its sharp and salty taste.