While the vast majority of commercial (instant) vegetable broths contain far too much salt, this extra low-salt vegetable broth does not. This allows other flavors to stand out better and is much healthier.
The salt contained in extra low-salt vegetable broth comes naturally from the ingredients used (100 % vegetables). The advantage of making homemade low-salt vegetable broth is that you can decided how much, if any, extra salt you would like to add.
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The simplest option is to buy freeze-dried mixed vegetables for soup (Suppengrün) and grind them to the desired consistency in a high-speed blender.
However, vegetable broth made from fresh vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, celeriac, onions, parsnips, and garlic), herbs (parsley and lovage), and spices (peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaves) has a significantly better flavor. Clean and dice the vegetables and add to a high-speed blender or multi-chopper. Alternatively, you can finely grate or chop the ingredients. Dry the mixture in the oven or dehydrator at 100 °C for several hours and then let cool. The dehydrator is a good choice as heating at lower temperature allows heat-sensitive vitamins to be retained. When cool, blend well again. Make sure that the powder is completely dried and then transfer to a screw-top jar to store.
Here is one recipe that you can use: Instant Vegetable Broth with Carrots, Celery, and Leeks.
If you prefer a liquid broth, you can cover vegetables with water in a pot, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer gently on low for one to three hours. Make sure the pot is covered in order to preserve as much flavor as possible. Then strain the broth and pour hot into screw-top jars or cooled into ice cube trays. Strictly speaking, a vegetable broth that has been boiled down and doesn't contain added salt is called vegetable stock. Stock can serve as the base for vegetable broth.
Here is a recipe to make liquid vegetable broth: Vegan broth.
By cutting out other processed products and indulgence foods, your taste buds can become more sensitive, allowing you to discover completely new flavors.
Consuming too much salt can have serious health consequences. An excessive intake of sodium plays a large role in the development and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), particularly in the case of genetic predisposition. Since it is unclear who is salt-sensitive, to prevent high blood pressure it is generally recommended that you consume less than six grams of table salt per day.1
Low-salt vegetable broth contains significantly less salt than regular vegetable broth. However, our homemade extra low-salt vegetable broth contains no added salt and only the sodium found in the vegetables themselves.