According to Fruits and Veggies More Matters, a new taste validation study found that using lemons in place of salt in recipes can lower sodium AND boost flavor. While this technique has been used in various world cuisines for some time and has become a common recommendation for restaurant chefs looking to cut sodium, the flavorful proof is now in!
According to Fruits and Veggies More Matters:
- Individuals in the study found the use of lemons with reduced salt to be more flavorful and actually preferred the recipes with lemon juice and lemon zest to the original full-salt recipes.
- Depending on the type of dish, replacing salt with lemon juice and zest can allow for a 30 to 75 percent reduction in sodium per recipe!
When dining out, to reduce your sodium intake order dietitian-recommended Sodium Savvy menu choices like the ones suggested on Healthy Dining Finder.