We recommend our seasoning mixes for reduced sodium diets. Most people consume 50% (or more) sodium than needed, and medical studies indicate that sodium reduction helps to reduce fluid retention and high blood pressure. Both of my parents struggled with cardiovascular problems but liked salt, which inspired me to develop low sodium seasonings. We don't offer "no-sodium" or "salt-alternative" mixes substituting potassium chloride for salt, as some others do, due to research regarding the treatment of heart or kidney conditions. If you or someone you care for has sodium or potassium issues, we urge you to read the contents and nutritional data of other seasoning mixes and compare. We address sodium issues in a simple and natural way, salt reduction. All our blends utilize premium sea salt which produces similar or better salt flavor with fewer grams of salt. We also don't include sugar as some do. Instead, we utilize sweet basil and/or paprika where a delicate sweetness is desired in some of our various blends.
Utilizing published nutritional data and net weight of our competitor's seasonings, we calculate that most competitors include 1/2 to 3/4 cheap common mined salt. Our mixes are endorsed by physicians and found in health food stores since our products are only 1/3 salt by volume and we use only premium sea salt (‘solar’ salt from evaporating seawater). The salt crystals are finer, more like a powder, dissolving faster on the tongue to create a rich salt taste with much less salt. Use of our seasonings leads to at least 16 percent less sodium intake as opposed to others with common mined salt. At the same time, less salt allows more of the other ingredient flavors to come forward, and one will not "over salt" as can happen with other brands. Our higher-quality taste satisfies even the salt lovers but, even if additional salt is desired despite health issues, one can add more salt in their food at far less cost than buying a competitor’s mix with 1/2 to 3/4 of that low-cost ingredient.
Our lined cardboard shakers with plastic tops and crimped metal bottoms retain ingredient freshness for up to 1 year after opening and 2 to 3 years if not yet opened, depending on storage conditions. Our jugs are gasketed and banded, and our refill bags are heat-sealed. As the contents of anyone's seasoning container are used up, more and more air enters the container, and the increasing ratio of air slowly diminishes freshness. Make a habit of fully closing the container each time a seasoning is dispensed.
Seasonings should also be stored away from moisture, heat, and direct light, and they should be dispensed properly. Do not sprinkle anyone's seasoning directly over a simmering pot as this may introduce water condensation that causes 'caking' (clumps). Anyone's salt or paprika ingredient draws moisture from the air. Either sprinkle into your hand or use a measuring spoon to add seasoning to simmering food. Always use clean, dry measuring spoons in your seasoning containers. Don't refrigerate seasoning containers since moisture intrudes that way as well.
Our blending of several high-quality spices and the use of premium quality sea salt makes the taste of our products what it is. We trust they should make a big difference in your favorite recipes, and you'll come back for more. Bon Appetit!
F Michael Babineaux
Michael's Dis 'N Dat Seasoning Mixes
'In the Heart of Acadian French Cuisine'