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What age can you start using stock cubes?

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Windermere Thu 28-Jul-05 14:03:45

I make my own stock but find it really tedious. Ds is 11 and a half months, I was planning to start using stock cubes when he is 2 but I don't really want to wait until then. Is there really too much salt in stock cubes?

Raspberry Thu 28-Jul-05 14:10:31

Probably as soon as you can get the foil off!

Seriously, they are very high in salt generally, so I would use them sparingly from 2-3yrs onwards

Iklboo Thu 28-Jul-05 14:11:17

Does anyone do low sodium stock cubes? If not, there's a market out there for anyone who can invent them!

Windermere Thu 28-Jul-05 14:12:09

Thanks Raspberry. You would think someone would make them without salt, they don't really taste any better from the homemade stuff.

Toothache Thu 28-Jul-05 14:12:47

I get the Reduced Salt Bisto gravy granules. I like them.

Raspberry Thu 28-Jul-05 14:14:48

Actually, I tend to flavour ds's meals with homemade chicken stock, made by boiling up the remains of a sunday roast chicken, less salt that way and with 2yr olds you don't have to worry so much about too much fat

morningpaper Thu 28-Jul-05 14:17:21

I think that as long as they are in a recipe and not just served on their own they are okay...

Caribbeanqueen Thu 28-Jul-05 14:21:01

You can get Kallo organic low salt stick cubes. They have 0.03g of sodium per 100 mg of stock, compared to 0.4g for the normal ones. Big difference.

Caribbeanqueen Thu 28-Jul-05 14:21:29

or even stock cubes

Iklboo Thu 28-Jul-05 14:22:22

That IS a big differnce. Where do you get them from?

Caribbeanqueen Thu 28-Jul-05 14:43:23

I got them from a local farm shop, but I have seen them in health food shops.

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Iklboo Thu 28-Jul-05 15:20:55

Just had this from Oxo themselves:-

Thank you for your recent email received via the Oxo website. We trust that you found this site useful and informative.

The salt content of Oxo cubes ranges from 0.61g per Lamb Cube to 0.90g per Chicken Cube. We would not recommend the use of any Oxo products for babies or young children due to the salt content.

That's MASSIVE amounts of salt!

Windermere Thu 28-Jul-05 15:49:32

Thanks for that everyone I think I will stick with my own until I can get hold of the Kallo organic ones.

ZoeC Thu 28-Jul-05 15:50:39

Being thick here, but is there a special low fat Kallo stock cube, or are all Kallo organic ones low fat (the pic on sainsburys online is too small ).


ZoeC Thu 28-Jul-05 15:51:10

low fat = low salt obviously

Seona1973 Thu 28-Jul-05 19:40:51

I got the Kallo low salt vegetable stock cubes from the Co-Op so its not just health food shops that sell them

yorkshirelass Sat 30-Jul-05 09:56:06

I got the kallo stock cubes from Tescos and Sainsburys. They are in the section with organic & special diet foods (eg gluten free products) rather than with all the ordinary stock cubes.


lunachic Sat 30-Jul-05 10:19:35

def go for kallo everytime - oxo and knorr contain mono sodium glutamate-evil stuff !
kallo low salt veg cubes are good in a blue packet

imation Sun 31-Jul-05 15:13:54

my ds is 17 months but haven't tryed them yet and not gonna do it at all. we dont use them in cooking for kids. i think to much salt in them and other things...

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