Sauces Enhance the Flavor of Meats, Vegetables, and Snacks

There are so many different sauces that go beyond your basics. These products can be used on sandwiches, as marinades, for dips, and to dress up veggies. These sauces can take your cooking to the next level.

What type of sauces are available?

There are many flavors and types of these products available for purchase. These condiments have many uses in your kitchen. The following is some information on some of the categories of sauces available.

  • Restaurant sauces - Recipes sold at your favorite restaurants
  • Ketchup - Comes in different flavors and varieties
  • Hot sauce - Available in a wide range of flavors and heat levels
  • Ethnic varieties - Traditional condiments from all over the world
  • BBQ varieties - Come in many flavors, some with rather unique ingredients
What size packages do these products come in?

These condiments are available in many sizes. Some come in the traditional household size you would find in a standard supermarket. Others may be sold in bulk or in packages with more than one bottle. Basic condiments like mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup also come in large containers of single-serve packets for on-the-go convenience.

Are there any sauces available to meet special diet needs?

There are several of these products available that meet the guidelines for special diets. Be sure to read the product description before purchase if you're looking for condiments that adhere to strict dietary requirements. The following is a list of some of the categories of products that work with specific diets and nutrition plans.

  • Kosher
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic
What does it mean when a sauce is labeled organic, natural, or non-GMO

These terms are often used together, but they aren't interchangeable. Each of these three labels has a different meaning and some products may meet the restrictions to be put into more than one category. Organic products are made from ingredients that are certified organic and are free of restricted pesticides, fertilizers, and other compounds. The production process for organic condiments is also strict and must be done under specific guidelines that meet organic standards. The restrictions for labeling a condiment as all-natural are less strict and simply mean that the ingredients in the product are from natural sources. Non-GMO is a label that means the product was made with ingredients that don't contain genetically modified compounds.

Are any restaurant-specific sauces available for purchase?

There are several restaurant condiments available for purchase. Many come from national franchise restaurants while others are from local chains. If you're looking for a sauce from your favorite restaurant, simply search by the restaurant name to see if it's available.