2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Before dipping all your food into delicious sauces, it's best to know what they are made of. Here's everything you need to know about your favorite condiments, from best to worst.
Guacamole is the ultimate summer condiment. Made with avocado and lemon juice, there's really nothing to complain about. You will find good fats, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. You can put it in burgers, fajitas and nachos without restraint.
Made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon, humus is great tasting and good for you. You can serve it on potatoes or in sandwiches, as Lebanese restaurants do, or put it on toast. You can even serve it as a dip with raw vegetables.
Pesto is made with Genovese basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, and grated cheese, making it a great he althy choice. Add it at will on your pasta, your meats, your pizzas and many other dishes!
Full of onions, tomatoes, peppers, and other veggies, salsa is a great condiment choice. She can evenreplace the ketchup on several occasions. The only thing we can blame it for is giving heartburn when it's very spicy, especially when you're pregnant!
With no added sugar, mustard is another he althy choice with mustard seeds, turmeric and paprika which contain powerful antioxidants. Old fashioned mustards contain a little sugar, but not enough to make them a bad choice.
Hot sauces have no sugar and lots of hot peppers, which is good enough for you, but most of these sauces have lots of s alt and that's what loses them points.
In addition to vinegar, relish contains a lot of vegetables, and that's good news. On the other hand, to make it yourself with a recipe of about nine cucumbers and seven peppers, you add about five cups of sugar. That's a lot!
Ketchup, a favorite of children and many adults, goes well with many of our favorite dishes. The good news is that being made from tomatoes, it contains the antioxidant lycopene, and even more vitamin C than tomatoes. The bad news is that it also contains a lot of sugar and corn syrup, the same corn syrup that is singled out when talking about obesity in the United States. You can still consume ketchup of course, but in moderation.
Unless you find amayonnaise made with 100% olive or grapeseed oil, mayonnaise is not a very good choice of condiment. If you love to dip your food in this sauce, read your favorite brand's ingredients and find a mayonnaise that contains only good oils. Better yet, do it yourself.
Again, if you make your own salad dressing with olive or grapeseed oil, mustard seeds, honey and others good quality ingredients, no problem. On the other hand, if you choose a commercial vinaigrette, you risk finding less good ingredients, especially if you choose a light vinaigrette in which the reduction in fat is often compensated for by the addition of sugar, s alt and additives.
Barbecue sauce is like ketchup, with fewer tomatoes and more sugar. Like ketchup, you can still eat it, of course, but in moderation.