Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire SaucePhoto by Edsel Little. Creative Commons License. 


Worcestershire sauce is a fermented liquid condiment. It is often an ingredient in Welsh rarebit, Caesar saladOysters Kirkpatrick, and sometimes added to chili con carnebeef stewhamburgers, and other beef dishes. Worcestershire sauce is also used to flavour cocktails such as a Bloody Mary or Caesar. Known as salsa inglesa (English sauce) in Spanish, it is also an ingredient in Michelada, the Mexican beer cocktail (Wikipedia, n.d.).

Allergy Alert:

Salad dressing, Worcestershire sauce, some barbecue sauces, bologna, hot dogs and imitation seafood may all contain fish. Shellfish may appear in sauces, dressings, condiments and stocks such as bouillabaisse, kedgeree, caponata, Caesar dressing, surimi (imitation crab) and patum peperium (Calorielab, Inc. n.d.).

Common Uses:

The use of Worcestershire sauce spread from European-style restaurants in the 19th and 20th centuries to its use as an ingredient in ubiquitous Eastern European-inspired dishes, such as Shanghai-style borscht, and as a dipping sauce in Western fusion foods, such as Shanghai-style breaded pork cutlets. It is used for Chinese foods such as the shengjian mantou, which are small, pan-fried pork buns (Wikipedia, n.d.).

Nutritional Informations:

Amount Per 1 tbsp (17 g)
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 167 mg 6%
Potassium 136 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.3 g 1%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 1.7 g
Protein 0 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%

Source Wikipedia. (Note: This is not intended to be used, as it was copied and pasted from a Google search)


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