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Low sodium fish sauce

Oaktree77 | Nov 24, 201009:52 AM

I love Thai food, and fish sauce is the base of so many Thai dishes. The problem is the incredibly high salt content of fish sauce. I'm trying to keep my daily sodium intake to <2000mg, (USDA rec < 2300mg, AHA rec <1500mg), but most fish sauces are well over 1000mg/tbsp.

So my goal has been to find a low salt fish sauce. I've searched the various Asian groceries in Boston, and here's what I've come up with. If anyone knows of any low sodium fish sauce brands, please let me know.

Ultimately, I've gone with Tiparos at 690mg/tbsp. It tastes great, much better than Squid IMO. And Squid has 1000 more mg of sodium.

It's interesting how many brands are trying to play off the name of the popular Three Crabs brand. There's One Crab, Three Shrimps, Shrimp & Double Crabs, etc.

Tiparos 690mg
Tra Chang 1170mg
Tra Chang Gold Label 1170mg
Shrimp & Double Crabs 1220mg
Cock 1270mg
Crabs & Scallopes 1270mg
Three Shrimps 1320mg
Thai Kitchen 1360mg
Golden Boy 1370mg
Flying Horse on Earth 1400mg
Flying Lion 1420mg
One Crab 1420mg
Two Crabs 1420mg
Five Crabs Super Premium 1420mg
Flying Horse Nuoc Mam Ca Com Phu Quoc 1490mg
Squid 1670mg
Pufina Patis 1710mg
Double Parrot 1730mg
Three Crabs 1800mg

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