Tip: Look for low-sodium or no-salt-added when buying canned. Rinsing and draining canned beans can also help to reduce sodium by up to 41%.
Looking for an alternative to salt? Try adding these ingredients as an alternative that can bring a burst of saltiness and umami flavoring to your dish:
- Soy sauce
- Parmesan Cheese
- Anchovy Paste
- Fish sauce
- Pickles or pickles vegetables
- Bouillon cubes and powder
- Onion Soup Mix
Does your dish need a little sweetness? Try adding one of these sweet flavor bursts:
- Maple syrup
- BBQ sauce
- Balsamic or Apple Cider Vinegar
For more ideas on ingredient substitutes and alternatives, explore our Knorr Sides Pantry Pals for creative and easy ways to make meals with Knorr Sides or our Knorr Bouillon Pantry Pals for ways to add flavor to a quick dish.
 Roberta L. Duyff, John R. Mount & Joshua B. Jones (2011) Sodium Reduction in Canned Beans After Draining, Rinsing, Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, 9:2, 106-112, DOI: 10.1080/15428052.2011.582405