Limiting your salt intake is a simple way to eat heart-healthy foods. Sodium is the main component found in salt but at the same time, it is also found in many natural herbs as well. Some foods contain enough sodium in their natural state.
Whether you’re on a low-salt diet or just want to cut down on your salt intake, do your heart a favour and cut down on salt today by using these salt substitutes to flavour your food.
Known as the King or godly herb, basil comes from the Greek word for ‘good’. It is used heavily in Italian dishes such as pasta and on pizza, but also in stews, soups and sauces.
A spice made from the inner bark of a tree, it’s used heavily in baking and desserts and has an earthy flavour. Cinnamon is also used widely in the manufacturing of chocolate.
The leaves have a fresh, aromatic and sweet flavour with a cool aftertaste. Mint is used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams.
Himalayan Salt/ Kala or Sendha namak / Rock salt is one of those kitchen ingredients which is very beneficial for health. Many essential elements can be filled in our body by drinking salt water every morning. There are plenty of minerals found in natural salt, which can be beneficial for you.
A good source of vitamin C; an essential vitamin lemon juice or lemons is a great alternative to salt that makes the food taste delicious. Lemons are beneficial in boosting the immunity as well. It can go well with almost everything vegetables, salads, fish, chicken, and even yogurt. You can even sprinkle on some lemon zest to enhance the flavours.
You either love it or hate it! Also known as Chinese Parsley or Cilantro, all parts of this herb are edible, including the stalks. It’s used in all manner of dishes all over the world.
This extremely fragrant herb is very easy to grow in the Australian climate all year round and makes a wonderful addition to roasted meats or vegetables.
A ground spice made from ground air-dried red fruits in the capsicum family. You can purchase this in smoked or sweet varieties. It is used all over the world for flavour but also to colour soups, stews and rice.
Cultivated as a herb, spice and a vegetable. Often used only as a garnish, parsley packs great flavour and has a sweet but fresh taste. It is great when mixed through fresh salads or in cooked meals.
Cumin seeds are used whole or ground and have a distinctive flavour, especially popular in South Asia and Northern Africa. It is sometimes an ingredient in chilli powder and added in others such as garam masala and curry powder.
Chives are used worldwide but popular in France and Sweden. These are quite easy to grow and can also be frozen dry without much loss of flavour.
Not only is it used in trendy Melbourne lattes, this spice has a distinctive bright yellow colour. It has an earthy flavour and is used widely in South Asian and Middle Eastern Cooking.
Black pepper can act as a great salt alternative and gives an intense & aromatic flavour. It is also known as black gold, this pepper is a perfect substitute of salt.
Related to the herb Marjoram, this herb is often more flavourful when dried than fresh. Oregano is used widely in the Mediterranean, the Philippines and Latin America in dishes such as roasted, fried, or grilled vegetables, meat, and fish.
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