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  • Complete Nutrition Facts, including Vitamin K content, for each recipe

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What is the source of the sodium in your hummus recipe?

Where does all the sodium come from in your Hummus recipe for Coumadin (warfarin) patients? Can it be eliminated?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

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
Dr. Gourmet
Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!

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