Why a Salt Substitute?
Salt substitutes are herb blends that meld flavors in such a way that you forget they are salt-free. Most use onion in some fashion because this gives your taste buds the sensation of salt.
The combinations of other herbs (ingredients) can range from spicy to sweet making a salt substitute not only good for you, but versatile to have in the spice cabinet.
Salt substitutes made with herbs (versus those made with sodium imitators) can be used to enhance soups, salads, vegetables, popcorn, or sprinkled on meats before grilling, mixed into hamburger and meatballs, and even rubbed under skin on poultry.
Some salt substitutes are ground to a fine powder to sprinkle like salt, which does shorten their shelf life quite a bit, but makes them similar to the salt they replace. Others, like ours at Backyard Patch Herbs, are placed in a grinder to allow fine chopped herbs on your dishes but give you a year or greater shelf life for the excellent flavors.
To see our many different flavors of Salt Substitute Grinders, see our on-line catalog: salt substitute – Backyard Patch Herbs