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Salt Substitutes using Spices

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Salt, or sodium chloride, is an essential nutrient. It is used to enhance the flavor of food, inhibit the growth of bad bacteria, and is a stabilizer.

Many people need to watch their salt intake. What this really means is their sodium intake. The American Heart Association recommends 2,400 mg of salt per day for the normal person. This is about one teaspoon of salt.

There are salt substitutes that use potassium instead of sodium.

Salt substitutes can be purchased at the store but be careful; some may contain salt!

Empirically, something I have found is that as I have cut down on salt, more food tastes salty, especially processed foods. I have to say I like a little salt on many things as it enhances the flavor.

Always taste your food before salting it; it may not need salt.

Spice Alternatives to Using Salt

Basic Herb Blend

Italian Blend

Vegetable Blend

Greek Blend

Onion Mixture

Spice Mixture

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