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Spices can replace taste of salt

Spices can be an alternative to salt

Herbs and spices can be used in place of salt and sugar in order to reduce the quantity of sodium in dishes without sacrificing the taste.

This is according to Becky Crawford, who said in an article for there are a number of ingredients that do a good job of replacing the flavour of salt.

She noted that, according to the American Spice Trade Organisation, "flavours with 'bite', such as black pepper, garlic powder, curry powder, cumin, dill seeds, basil, ginger, coriander and onion, are the most effective".

And Ms Crawford noted those altering their recipes to cut down on the amount of salt in their diet need to make sure they pick the correct spices for the meal, as oregano is ideally suited to Italian foods, while ginger is a perfect accompaniment to Chinese dishes and marjoram goes well with French cooking.

Rita Demontis recently stated in an article for the Toronto Sun that the spice drawer can be a source of inspiration for those wanting to change their diet in 2011. 

Related products: Ground Cumin, Basil, Ground Coriander, Ground Ginger, Garlic Powder

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