Monday, September 12, 2011

Tricky Labels

I think a few things should be mandatory in life:
  1. Health food stores should not smell like incense or other funkiness. I don't know what I want them to smell like, but "normal" is a start.
  2. It should not take graduate degrees to read a food label.
  3. Chocolate brownies should be on the unlimited list.
  4. Vegan cheese should feel more like cheese and less like firm tofu. 
Here's what we learned after reading and doing all kinds of math: go for the low sodium shoyu. It's cheaper and it has less sodium



1 Tablespoon (15 ml) is 620 mg. A lot

Tamari - 1 Tablespoon (17g) 710 mg. Still a lot, only more.
 Liquid amino bragg 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) 160 mg. Looks like less until you do the conversion.
1 T. is 6 times more than 1/2 teaspoon (15 ml/2.5 ml)
So 1/2 teaspoon of low sodium shoyu would be 103 mg
and
1T. of liquid amino bragg = 960 mg Yikes!

 

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