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Dec 20, 2011 01:12 AM

Maggi Seasoning Sauce Substitutes: Mainstream, Gluten-Free, and MSG-Free Options

I found this information by renowned author, Andrea Nguyen, to be useful: http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...

An excerpt:
""Use tip: Whichever substitute you choose, do a little math when using it. Look at the sodium content on the label:

Chinese Maggi Seasoning Sauce has 400 mg per teaspoon.
European Maggi Seasoning Sauce has 480 mg per teaspoon.
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos has 160 mg per 1/2 teaspoon.
Knorr Liquid Seasoning has 1230 mg per tablespoon."

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  1. "(A) little math" would be a good idea, but Nguyen hasn't done any math at all. Why no teaspoon-to-teaspoon comparison? Is she trying to make Knorr seem saltier than it is?

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    1. re: small h

      Upon reflection, perhaps Nguyen is merely reminding readers to make these calculations themselves. Which didn't immediately occur to me, because I can't imagine *not* doing that.

    2. my fave: Gluten free San-J low sodium Tamari 710 mg Na per T (= 236mg per teaspoon).

      1. Thanks for posting this. The info on GF subs is valuable and the blog as a whole is great for anyone stuck with a gluten free diet.

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        1. re: agoodbite

          i don't know if there is a gluten-free thread (or group of threads) but i may start one if good health gourmet doesn't. ;-)). i often come across things that are relevant to someone on a gluten-free diet. that way i could share them.