Better Than Bouillon - Beef Base Reduced Sodium - 8 oz (227g)
Better Than Bouillon Beef Base Reduced Sodium has 25% less sodium than their regular beef base. Better Than Bouillon Beef Base Reduced Sodium contains roast beef and beef stock that is combined with other flavoring materials. Better Than Bouillon Beef Base Reduced Sodium conforms to all USDA requirements for beef base and containing minimally processed ingredients.
- All Natural
- 38 servings - makes 9.5 quarts of broth
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Better Than Bouillon gluten free?
They don’t test their finished products for gluten; therefore, they do not make any claims or representations regarding gluten. However, they understand how important it is for people who have been medically diagnosed with gluten sensitivity to have accurate information about foods to help plan their meals and diets. Therefore, they list ingredients that contain gluten on the ingredient statements of their products. These items will be listed using commonly known terms such as Wheat, Barley, Oats or Rye. For other ingredients that contain gluten, the grain source will be declared in parenthesis after the ingredient name. For example, if the ingredient "natural flavor" contains a gluten source, the label would read: natural flavor (contains rye).
Does Better than Bouillon contain MSG?
If MSG is present in any of their items, it will be shown on the label. They work closely with government regulatory agencies (FDA & USDA), as well as specialist certification bodies like Quality Assurance International (for organic items) to ensure that their ingredient statements are accurate and transparent.
Is Autolyzed Yeast Extract the same as MSG? Is it in Better than Bouillon?
Autolyzed Yeast Extract is an ingredient used by food companies as a flavor enhancer. It is not chemically the same as MSG, but it does contain naturally occurring glutamates, resulting from the process used to break yeast down into its component parts. If Autolyzed Yeast Extract is present in any of their items, it will be shown on the label. They work closely with government regulatory agencies (FDA & USDA), as well as specialist certification bodies like Quality Assurance International (for organic items) to ensure that our ingredient statements are accurate and transparent.
What is Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein? Is it the same as MSG? Is it in Better than Bouillon?
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is an ingredient used by food companies as a flavor enhancer, and is recognized as safe by the FDA. It is made from cereals or legumes (corn, wheat or soybeans). HVP is not chemically the same as MSG. It does contain free glutamic acid – a by-product of the manufacturing process. If Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein is present in any of their items, it will be shown on the label. They work closely with government regulatory agencies (FDA & USDA), as well as specialist certification bodies like Quality Assurance International (for organic items) to ensure that their ingredient statements are accurate and transparent.
What are the “Natural Flavors” listed in the ingredient statement?
It depends on the flavor, but Better than Bouillon primarily uses vegetable concentrates or spice oleoresins. They strictly adhere to USDA or FDA labeling requirements and are committed to accuracy and transparency in labeling.
What is the shelf life of Better than Bouillon?
Better than Bouillon should be refrigerated after opening, and they guarantee its performance until the “Best By” date. Any jar of Better than Bouillon that is older than the “Best By” date should be discarded.
Is Better than Bouillon shelf stable?
An unopened jar of Better than Bouillon is shelf stable. They strongly recommend refrigerating Better than Bouillon after the jar has been opened. When refrigerated after opening, Better than Bouillon has a shelf life of two years.
How do you read the expiration date on the packaging?
The date shown on the lid is the expiration date. If the product is past its expiration date, they recommend that you throw it out.
Are Better than Bouillon jars vacuumed sealed?
Their jars have a tear-off safety seal. They are committed to the highest levels of food safety and product quality. To this end, two of their 4 facilities are Level 3 certified by the Safe, Quality Foods Institute, and their other 2 facilities are pursuing Level 3 certification. This rigorous, globally-recognized certification ensures strict adherence to stringent quality and food safety standards. They have invested a substantial amount of money and devoted a significant number of their employees to this effort.
Oil has separated to the top of my jar of Better than Bouillon. Does this mean it is bad?
This is perfectly normal, and occurs because they don’t use additives to keep all the ingredients from separating. It’s like natural peanut butter – just give it a stir to recombine everything, and you’re good to go!
The color of my Better than Bouillon has darkened. Does this mean it has gone bad?
No, there is nothing wrong when Better than Bouillon gets darker when it’s stored. That’s because every jar of Better than Bouillon starts with real meat, seafood or vegetables, so some color changes are natural and will happen over time.
What is Maltodextrin? What is the source of the Maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate used to control water activity and as a bulking agent. The Maltodextrin used in Better than Bouillon is made from corn, and Maltodextrin is recognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Do they use any sort of Peanuts or Tree nuts in their facilities?
Some designated production lines may contain traces of coconut. If an allergen may be present in a base, they will list it on the ingredient statement.
Is there any potential for contamination from other products you manufacture?
They thoroughly wash down and sanitize their production equipment between product runs, so the risk of cross contamination is minimal. They have made significant investments (people & money) to ensure that their products have the highest levels of food safety and product quality.
Is Better than Bouillon dairy-, egg- or lactose-free?
Since they don’t test for the presence of these substances, they cannot make representations or claims that their bases are free of them. Their labels strictly adhere to USDA or FDA labeling requirements, and they are committed to accuracy and transparency in labeling.
Is Better than Bouillon fat free?
If fat is present in the base, it will be shown in the nutrition facts panel. their labels strictly adhere to USDA or FDA labeling requirements, and we are committed to accuracy and transparency in labeling.
Is the ingredient statement on my jar of Better than Bouillon accurate?
Better than Bouillon uses the highest quality ingredients and their ingredient statements strictly adhere to USDA and FDA labeling requirements. To help consumers make the dietary choices that work best for them, they offer a variety of product formats, including our meat-, vegetable- and seafood-first “Black Label” food bases, as well as Natural, Reduced Sodium, Organic, Kosher and Reduced Sodium Organic bases.
About Better Than Bouillon
Great-tasting products start with quality ingredients. Their philosophy is to seek out only those ingredients which offer superior quality and performance for each customer's specific need. Better Than Bouillon concentrated paste food bases are made primarily from meat, seafood, or vegetables. This gives them a richer and more natural flavor than ordinary bouillon cubes or granules. Their chicken tastes like chicken because it it is chicken; their beef tastes like beef because it is beef. For over a quarter of a century consumers, chefs, technologists and foodservice operators have come to rely on the Better Than Bouillon line of Meat, Poultry, Seafood and Vegetable Bases to provide the starting point in the creation of distinctive, exceptional and great tasting entrees, soups, sauces, gravies and other food products.