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Flavoring Foods Without Salt

There are many ways to lower your sodium intake without sacrificing flavor. You might try herbs, spices, and seasoning blends when cooking. Here is a list of some options for adding taste and zest to your food without using extra salt.

Create your favorite flavors using herbs and spices:

Fish

  • Bay leaf
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Dill
  • Dry mustard
  • Green pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Savory

Beef

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Dry mustard
  • Green pepper
  • Horseradish
  • Marjoram
  • Nutmeg
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Poultry

  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Green pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Pork

  • Allspice
  • Applesauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Dry mustard
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Onion
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Thyme

Breads

  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Poppy seed

Vegetables

  • Curry
  • Dill
  • Dry mustard
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Pasta

  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Poppy seed

Potatoes

  • Dry mustard
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Thyme

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