Sauces and Dippings: Cut down on the hidden calories

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Condiments, sauces, and dressings are used to marinate, boost flavor, and make certain dishes more appealing. Deceivingly harmless, some of these food additives contain way more fats and sugars than you’d expect. Other condiments are low in calories but high in sodium; like soy sauce and hot sauce. We’ve brought together a list of some of the most problematic condiments and their nutritional content per 1 tablespoon for you to scope out.

Mayonnaise

  • 94 calories
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 5.8mg
  • Sodium 88mg
  • Potassium 2.8mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.1g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0.1

Pesto

  • 84 calories
  • Total Fat 8.2g
  • Cholesterol 3.9mg
  • Sodium 82mg
  • Potassium 34mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 1.2g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g
  • Sugars 0.1g

Honey Mustard

  • 70 calories
  • Total Fat 6.1g
  • Cholesterol 4.4mg
  • Sodium 77mg
  • Potassium 3mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 3.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g
  • Sugars 2.4g

Ranch 

  • 65 calories
  • Total Fat 6.7g
  • Cholesterol 3.9mg
  • Sodium 135mg
  • Potassium 9.6mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.9g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0.7g

Barbecue sauce

  • 29 calories
  • Total Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 175mg
  • Potassium 39mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.9g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g
  • Sugars 5.7g

Sour Cream

sour-cream
  • 24 calories
  • Total Fat 2.3g
  • Cholesterol 7.1mg
  • Sodium 3.7mg
  • Potassium 15mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.6g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0.4g

Béchamel

  • 22 calories
  • Total Fat 1.7g
  • Cholesterol 4.6mg
  • Sodium 16mg
  • Potassium 19mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 1.3g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0.7g

Ketchup

  • 17 calories
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 154mg
  • Potassium 48mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4.7g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g
  • Sugars 3.6g

Soy sauce

  • 8.5 calories
  • Total Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 879mg
  • Potassium 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.8g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g
  • Sugars 0.1g

Hot sauce

  • 1.6 calories
  • Total Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 377mg
  • Potassium 21mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.3g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0.2g
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