Low Sodium Herbs to Grow

  1. Sage: 1 Tablespoon = 0 mg sodium
    Grows well in part shade, Many varieties
     

  2. Cilantro: 1 Tablespoon = .5 mg sodium
     Will not grow in summer in AZ, Needs sunlight in winter, Seeds are used as coriander
     
  3.  Oregano: 1 Tablespoon = 7 mg sodium
    Grows year-round in Arizona, Likes some shade, Beautiful ground cover
     

  4. Garlic: 4 cloves = 11 mg sodium
    Plant in October, Harvest in May, Store in refrigerator, Dries beautiful
     

  5.  Thyme: 1 Tablespoon = 17 mg sodium
     Many varieties, Needs part shade, Easy to preserve
     

  6.  Basil: 1 Tablespoon = 18 mg sodium
     Easy to grow in summer, Protect from frost, Perennial in AZ
     

  7.  Rosemary: 1 Tablespoon = 18 mg sodium
     Used in landscaping, Does well with heat or frost, dry and grind in coffee grinder
     

  8. Fennel: 1 Tablespoon seeds = 5.1 mg sodium
    Bulb, 1/2 cup = 23 mg sodium
    Cool weather crop, Eat the whole plant, Ferns... use in salads dips and sauces
     

  9.  Parsley: 1 Tablespoon = 30 mg sodium
     Likes roses, Freezes & dries nicely, High in Vitamins A and C
     

  10.  Dill Weed: dried, 1 Tablespoon = 75 mg sodium
     Cool weather herb, Use ferns fresh in salads, Protect Heads from birds with old nylon stockings

Additional Low Sodium Treats:

  • Vinegar: 1 Tablespoon, 7 mg sodium

  • Tabasco sauce: 1 Tablespoon, 61 mg sodium

  • Horseradish: prepared, 1 Teaspoon, 50 mg; fresh grated, 0 mg

  • Fresh ginger: 5 pieces, 13 mg sodium

  • Lemon juice: 1 cup, 2 mg sodium (natural diuretic)

  • Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa): peppers, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime, garlic

  • Dried Celery Leaves

  • Summer cilantro: seeds available from Native Seed Search