Packet vs homemade: Moroccan seasoning

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Packet vs homemade: Moroccan seasoning

We compared MasterFoods Moroccan seasoning with homemade Moroccan seasoning.


MasterFoods Moroccan Seasoning

Ingredients: salt, chicken flavour, pepper, garlic, sugar, rice flour, onion, paprika 4%, rosemary 4%, turmeric 3.5%, citric acid, capsicum 2%, coriander seed, cumin 1.5%, vegetable oil, lemon oil, ginger.



Spices for meat in two white spoons.

Homemade Moroccan seasoning

Combine: 1 teaspoon each of ground coriander, ground cumin and chilli powder, and 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and ground ginger.

Tip: Increase the quantities and store in an airtight container for up to three months.

Nutrition information per teaspoon

We add spices in small amounts to dishes for their big flavour impact. In themselves, they provide very little energy (kilojoules), so the protein, carbs and fat composition is irrelevant.

What is relevant on our nutrition panel, though, is the 430mg sodium per teaspoon in the MasterFoods product. If using this product, we need to be mindful of what else we add to a recipe so we don’t go overboard on sodium. A better idea is to make up a jar of homemade seasoning and get the full flavour of spices without added salt. And if we want to make a dish spicier by adding more seasoning, adding more homemade seasoning means we don’t have to worry about adding extra sodium.

Our Moroccan seasoning is more economical, too, at just 14 cents a teaspoon. For MasterFoods Moroccan Seasoning you’ll pay around 24 cents, or, for the smaller 47g jar, around 37 cents per teaspoon.

First published: April 2017

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