Vegetable broth consists of a variety of vegetables including, but not limited to: onions, carrots, celery, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and turnips. It can be used used for soups, baking, casseroles and other types of cooking.
Vegetable broth can be bought at grocery stores in cans, boxes and jars. It may even be bought as a powder and reconstituted by adding water.
Vegetable broth is a liquid that is typically a golden yellow or light brown color. If bought as a powder, it should be finely milled.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Vegetable broth can be used in several different recipes to add flavor. It can be used as a substitute for chicken or beef broth in soups, added to mashed potatoes in lieu of milk to offer a low calorie alternative and even used in a roux to enhance the flavor of a white sauce.
Conserving and Storing
Unopened broth can be stored at room temperature in cupboards. However, once the broth has been opened it is important to refrigerate it and use any remaining within the 7-10 days after opening.
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