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Where does all the sodium come from in your Hummus recipe for Coumadin (warfarin) patients? Can it be eliminated?
There are a number of ingredients that contribute sodium to any recipe.
The simple and most obvious is added table salt. I measure the salt carefully when making recipes and you should too. 1 teaspoon of table salt contains 2,325 milligrams (mg) of sodium, so eliminating some or all of the added salt in a recipe is the easiest way to reduce sodium in dishes.
Other ingredients contribute sodium in widely variable amounts. Parmesan, for example, will be very high in salt while a medium apple contains only 2 mg. The culprit in this recipe is the canned garbanzo beans. You may be able to find canned garbanzo beans with no added salt, or use about 3 1/2 cups boiled, dried garbanzo beans (measure after they are boiled).
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!
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