5. Canned Broth
For soups, stews, sauces, and more, a quality canned broth can save a cook countless time in the kitchen. Sodium is a clear concern with canned broth, as well as taste, so we put low-sodium stocks and broths through our Taste Test panel to find the best. Our all around favorite chicken broth is Swanson’s Less-Sodium, Fat-Free Chicken Broth. It’s inexpensive, easy to find, and is a stand-by in our test kitchens. The pick for best vegetable broth was also by Swanson’s, with their Certified Organic Vegetarian Vegetable Broth.
Test kitchen tip: Simmer canned stock or broth with a bay leaf, whole spices, or dried crushed herbs that fit your recipe's flavor profile to boost taste.
See more: Taste Test: Low-Sodium Stocks and Broths