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When compared to most of the larger manufacturers making and selling BBQ seasonings, SmokED Stuff consciously formulates and crafts our products to be lower in salt and sugar. The reason many of the larger manufacturers load up their products with salt and sugar is those are cheaper ingredients to be had and therefore serve more as filler than flavor.
SmokED Stuff formulates low sodium seasonings for several reasons. Firstly – it’s a healthier option. Lower sodium rubs can help reduce your overall sodium intake, which is important for heart health and controlling blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg per day.
Another reason we formulate lower sodium rubs is to allow more flavor from other spices to shine through. Sure – Salt and Sugar add flavor but not like Garlic, Paprika, and other ingredients add flavor. The lower salt content almost forces more creative and complex blends of herbs and spices.
Finally – the lower sodium formulas allow the pitmaster to control how much salt is used. Some pitmasters want to dry brine meat anywhere from an hour prior to cook to overnight. If a rub is used at cook time, the sodium content of the final product could skyrocket. Meathead of AmazingRibs.com calls this, “Double Salt Jeopardy”. Read more about this at The Science Of Salt (amazingribs.com).
For comparison, 3 leading companies’ nutritional information for similar products to SmokED Stuff Par Rub (KC Style) was gleaned from their websites. The serving amount is adjusted to 1 TSP.
Here is a breakdown (from lowest to highest) of the sodium content of SmokED Stuff products:
Sodium Content per 1 TSP Serving
Sodium Content of Formula
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SmokED Stuff products are designed to produce maximal flavor … minimal filler. We use the highest quality ingredients sourced from reliable, conscientious suppliers. These are guaranteed to be the freshest, most flavorful rubs and spices available anywhere!