Good-tasting salt substitutes include commercial salt substitutes made with potassium chloride, commercial spice blends sold as salt replacements, fresh garlic, lemon juice and flavored vinegars. Commercial salt substitutes that contain potassium chloride taste good and are suitable for replacing table salt, except for patients with kidney disorders.
Patients on medically necessary salt-restricted diets need to check with their health care providers before using commercial salt substitutes or salt-free spice blends. Some salt substitutes and spice blends still contain some sodium. Extra seasonings, such as cumin, fresh ground pepper, oregano and tarragon, boost flavor without adding any extra sodium to recipes.