Salt Substitutes When You're in a Pinch

Whether you're cutting sodium from your diet or simply need an emergency substitute for salt, check out our favorite salt substitutes.

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Salt Substitutes

For 1 teaspoon salt, substitute 1 teaspoon salt-free dried herb blends, fresh herbs, or garlic (in cooking only).

Healthy Salt Substitutes For 1 teaspoon salt, substitute 1 teaspoon herbs, spices, citrus juices,(lemon, lime, orange), rice vinegar, salt-free seasoning mixes, or herb blends.

  • Determine which low-sodium substitute to use based on the flavors in your recipe.

Seasoning Salt Substitutes For 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, substitute 1 teaspoon snipped fresh herbs or salt-free seasoning blends.

  • Using salt-free alternatives omits 1,500 to 1,600 mg sodium from your recipe.

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