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Herbs and Spices


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Herbs and spices, in addition to flavor, may also provide phytochemicals, which may be heart-healthy, fight cancer or enhance the immune system.

A physician should approve salt substitute. Potassium chloride is found in many salt substitutes. Too much potassium can be harmful if you have kidney problems or if you are taking certain medications.  Some substitutes or "light" salts contain salt and you may not actually reduce your sodium intake if you use too much.

Herbs & Spices

Use in These Foods to Enhance Flavor Instead of Salt

Allspice Stews, Soups, Ground Meats, BBQ Sauce, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Fish
Basil

Beef, Lamb, Seafoods, Soups, Stews, Stewed on Fresh Tomatoes, Sauces, and Italian Dishes

Bay Leaves Meats, Poultry, Soups, Stews and Spaghetti Dishes
Chives

Salads, Sauces, Soups, Stews, Fish, Meats, and Vegetables

Cinnamon

Fruits (especially apples), Breads, Pork, Fish, Squash, and Sweet Potatoes

Chili Powder

Ground Meats, Casseroles, Corn, Seafood, French Dressing, and Soups

Cloves

Fruits, Roasted Meats, Squash and Baked Fish

Curry Powder

Lamb, Chicken, Fish, Beef, and Vegetables

Garlic (not salt)

Casseroles, Meats, Salads, Vegetables, and Tomato Dishes

Ginger

Chicken, Oriental Vegetables, Fruits, and Pork

Lemon or Lime Juice

Vegetables, Meats, Fish, Seafoods, Salads, and Fruit

Mace

Hot Breads, Fruit Salads, Fish, and Veal

Marjoram Lamb, Salmon, Eggplant, and Green Salad
Mustard(dry)

Ground Meats, Fish, Salads, Sauces, Beans, and Chicken

Nutmeg

Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Fruits and Vegetables

Oregano

Soups, Stews, Italian Casserole, Steaks, Seafoods, and Tomatoes

Paprika

Chicken, Fish, Meats, Baked Potatoes, Coleslaw, and Wax Beans

Parsley

Salads, Broiled Meats, Baked and Stewed Meats, Poultry, Soups, Tomato, and Tomato Sauces

Rosemary

Meats, Fish, Poultry, Dressing, Potatoes, Peas, and Lamb

Sage Turkey , Dressing, Poultry, and Fish
Tarragon

Salad Dressings, Marinades, Sauces, Fish, Meats, and Poultry

Thyme

Fish, Meats, Poultry, Vegetables, and Rice