Using herbs in place of salt

Certain herbs make good replacements for salt by enhancing and enlivening the taste of food. Using them in place of salt, when possible, means we are eating salt in moderation rather than in large amounts.

Besides the salt we add to foods, salt is an ingredient in prepared foods. Mayonnaise, ketchup, canned vegetables, soups, bread, butter, cheese all contain salt.

Try substituting dill or a few grinds of fresh pepper- corn to a baked potato instead of salt, and use a teaspoon of tarragon or oregano in an omelet. Add a lavish touch of basil, thyme and rosemary to tomato sauce for pasta in place of salt. Breading for poultry can be made by combining chili powder, paprika and sage into cornmeal.

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