IS TOMATO PASTE PALEO?
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We recently review Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends, and discovered that you might actually get by with some somewhat-Paleo options with the brand. We decided to take a look at their newer line of products called “Table Blends.” Are they Paleo?
Unlike the seasoning blends, table blends are intended to sit on the table, like salt and pepper, and be added to the final dish as a finishing touch. They have some of the same ingredients, but more additives like cellulose and dextrose. Since there are only four Table Blends, we’ve listed them below with their ingredients.
Mrs. Dash SPICY Pepper with Garlic Ingredients: dried garlic, dried onion, spices (cayenne pepper, ginger, nutmeg, coriander), dextrose, vinegar powder, (maltodextrin, food starch modified, vinegar), citric acid,powdered cellulose, natural flavor
Mrs. Dash SWEET Southern BBQ Ingredients: sugar, tomato powder, brown sugar, dried onion, dried garlic, roasted garlic powder, balsamic vinegar (maltodextrin, balsamic vinegar), spices (black pepper, mustard, red pepper), dried molasses (refinery syrup, molasses), powdered cellulose, natural smoke flavor, honey powder (honey, wheat starch, soy lecithin), vinegar powder (maltodextrin, food starch-modified, vinegar)
Mrs. Dash ROASTED Garlic with Herbs Ingredients: dried garlic, roasted garlic powder, dried onion, tomato powder, dried bell pepper, spices (black pepper, parsley, rosemary, basil), powdered cellulose, citric acid, natural flavors
Mrs. Dash SAVORY Lemon with Herbs Ingredients: dried onion, spices (black pepper, paprika, parsley, oregano, thyme, nutmeg, bay leaves, basil, marjoram, savory, cumin, red pepper, coriander, rosemary), dried garlic, citric acid, dried orange peel, dried lemon peel, natural flavors, powered cellulose
No! Each of the four Blends has at least one additive that is completely unnecessary or harmful to a healthy lifestyle. The Lemon and Herbs and the Garlic and Herbs flavors are significantly better than the other two, but with powdered cellulose and the ambiguous “natural flavors” listed, we’d recommend avoiding them!
For a better way to finish your dishes, try a sprinkling of lemon or lime juice, vinegar, citrus zest, fresh herbs, or flavorful oils. And check out the finishing blends below!
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