If using butter, use unsalted butter instead of salted

Save on your daily sodium intake, just by using unsalted butter instead of salted. You can save quite a bit of additional sodium and it tastes better. You might not think this is a big deal but it adds-up, especially when cooking for holidays or special occasions.

You will find most brands of salted butter have a different amounts of sodium. Usually the cheaper the brand, the more sodium. You will notice this when reading the amount of sodium per serving. Unsalted butter has 0 mg of sodium per serving where as salted can go from around 30 mg per serving to 90 or 100 mg per serving (usually a tablespoon) sometimes even higher. Salt covers up many off tastes, so unsalted will have the best butter taste. Different brands may have a little different flavor but no sodium.

Did you know that chefs and bakers use unsalted butter?

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