What’s in your barbecue sauces? If you love barbecue sauce, you may occasionally ask yourself, “What am I putting in my mouth? What makes this barbecue sauce so delicious?”
Barbecue sauce usually contains vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, mustard, and oftentimes, some bourbon or some other whiskey.
Here are some nutritional facts about barbecue sauce. An average tablespoon of barbecue sauce contains only 0.1 grams of fat, and absolutely no trans fat or saturated fat. In addition, it contains zero grams of cholesterol and only 29 calories.
As far as sodium and sugar goes, it contains 175 mg of sodium and 6 grams of sugar. There are also some healthy sides to barbecue sauce, as it contains small amounts of Vitamin A, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and Vitamin C.
So even if you’re the type of person who is constantly caught up with health fads, you should not at all worry about indulging yourself with a little barbecue sauce every now and then. Especially if you’re eating healthy, lean proteins, such as turkey or chicken. Eating them plain is just too bland!
Actually, mustard contains more of those unhealthy stuff than good old barbecue sauce. Let us compare 100 grams of mustard to 100 grams of barbecue sauce. While barbecue sauce contains only 0.6 grams of fat, and no saturated fat, mustard contains 4 grams of fat and 0.2 grams of saturated fat. Mustard is also higher in sodium. Besides, mustard just can’t compare!
Whether you’re a health nut or not, you deserve to enjoy yourself every now and then. So, cover that steak with some barbecue sauce and enjoy!
Visit the Mild to Wild website to discover our selection of BBQ Sauces. We offer an Original Finishing Sauce, Southwest Chipotle Sauce, Fiery Hot Habanero Sauce, as well as our Fiery Trio Gift Set.