Broths, stocks and bouillon cubes are an easy and convenient way that I add flavour to many of my favourite recipes including mushroom risotto, Mexican tortilla soup and poached salmon. This can be an easy way to pack flavour into a dish, but unfortunately, many of the commercially produced broths, stocks and bouillon cubes have huge amounts of sodium. The average Canadian eats twice as much sodium as recommended and about 75% of that sodium comes from processed foods.
To find out just how much sodium these store-bought convenience products contain, I decided to take a trip to the grocery store. Strolling down the aisles, I found a variety of products with one common feature- lots of sodium.