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Living on Bullion cubes?

Gunner's picture

  Is there any real nutrional value in these? Would it be possible to actualy live on them if you had to?  Or are they for taste only?


 



 


 


 


 


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You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

Jean's picture

(post #32311, reply #1 of 21)

In answer to your questions, No, No, Yes.


But you'll be getting all the salt you need and more. ;)


A cup of chicken broth made from Knorr's bouillon cubes has 20 calories, 1.5 grams of fat (1/2 gram of which is saturated), and 1,270 mg of sodium. A cup of chicken broth made from Better Than Bouillon chicken base has 10 calories, no fat, and 690 mg of sodium. Finally, a cup of chicken broth made with Bovril concentrated flavored liquid bouillon has 10 calories, no fat, and 930 mg of sodium. As you can tell from the previous sentences, salt is a leading ingredient in many of these products.




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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #2 of 21)

  Dang it! Back to the drawing board.


Thanks Jean I apreceate that.



 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

Gretchen's picture

(post #32311, reply #3 of 21)

WHAT are ya thinkin',   just for a thought?

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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #5 of 21)

      For hiking, I'm not in it for the gourmet food. ( Ican save that fo rthe end of teh trail)And if I could save some weight and space, it would have been great. They always tell you to boil one and drink it if your sick. Or when I had my colonoscopy last year that was on my list of things I could have the night before.


 So I guess it's just mental.



 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.


Edited 3/15/2006 2:10 am ET by Gunner

Theodora's picture

(post #32311, reply #6 of 21)

Sorry, Gunner, you're going to have to make room in your flood emergency pack for more food, fewer survival toys. And if you're sweet to me, I won't tell the rest of the bus you've got chocolate!

I think those bouillon cubes have an iddy bit of parsley in them! That's your fiber!

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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #7 of 21)

  LOL, I was hoping to carry more ammo. Or playing cards. My wife would offer all the stockpiled food as soon as we needed it anyway.


  The last time the lights went out. She offered all our candles to the neighbor who had none. THat was aweful nice. BUT! It screwed our candle supply.



 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

Theodora's picture

(post #32311, reply #8 of 21)

LOL, just remember the stone soup story, and make sure some of the cooks are on the bus.

Nite, Gunner.

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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #9 of 21)

My brains jammed on the stone soup.  I need to trade protection for a cook I guess.


  Dogs done outside back to bed.


 Night.



 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

Theodora's picture

(post #32311, reply #10 of 21)

A good cook IS protection!

Two versions of Stone Soup...

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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #13 of 21)

  Hey I'm 5'8" tall and 250 lbs. Cooks have been very, very good to me.


 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #19 of 21)

  I just boiled up a cube with some minute rice. Helps it out pretty good.


Buillion is cool.



 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

Ricks503's picture

(post #32311, reply #20 of 21)

Try Better Than Bouillion it is not nearly as bad as Bouillion

1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1

 

 

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unbaked's picture

(post #32311, reply #21 of 21)

It is considerably better, but comes in a glass jar that requires refrigeration after opening, so probably not an option for hiking. :)


I found their lobster, turkey and ham bases in a butcher shop..they make an amazing variety and they're really not bad. I add some lobster base to bechamel when I make seafood lasagne.


The beef version was rated higher than any canned broth by CI.

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Lword's picture

(post #32311, reply #11 of 21)

>boil one and drink it if your sick


Ew. But I admit having done just that years past. Aside from everything artificial in them, there's nothing terribly wrong with them in a limited use and as Jean mentioned, they're mostly salt. Very lightweight of course but I'd rather have jerky and a separate packet of salt crystals, but I'm no hiker! In their favor they're rather tasty and probably an easy way to ingest salt if you have hot water, but DO read the ingredient list just to be forewarned. I like the tomato ones best which I think are identical to the chicken ones with some added tomato or red color, and can't stand the beef - all I taste is chemicals. I keep some of all in my emergency kit though ;)


It also depends on if you want it for soup broth by itself, or if you're using it to flavor something else. If the latter you might want to try an alternative like this I found on http://www.lifebeatonline.com/winter2005/recovery.shtml along with other tips on this topic: How Eating Less Sodium Can Help Your Cardiovascular Health


Mixed Herb Blend
2 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1 Tbsp. ground marjoram
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. ground oregano
1 Tbsp. ground thyme
2 tsp. ground rosemary
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground sage
1 tsp. celery seed


I don't know of a good source for dried parsley but have bought it before and it's basically worthless. Only slightly better is drying fresh - hang by stems upside down in a paper bag or open air. Also I'd grind some of the ingredients myself and would buy onion and garlic powder for this recipe as I don't keep dried bits on hand to grind. Cheap at some outlet, 99 cent, warehouse-type stores etc. Depending on a few things like weather and storage, you might to able to add some oil and form these into little flavor balls and roll in fresh parsley, but that is just a guess. There is something in the cubes or granules that adds fat and you can see it in the liquid when reconstituted.


If you're looking for soup I recommend anything in the Asian aisle. The seaweed swells up and makes a hearty dish.


Happy trails :) 


L.
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"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Mother Teresa
Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #12 of 21)

  Thanks. I apreciate that.


 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

JillElise's picture

(post #32311, reply #4 of 21)

Were you thinking about living on instant boullion? There's all that stuff about eating right, vegetables, protein, y'know ... it's because our brains and bodies need those things to work properly.


But I am curious ... what's up?


Jill Elise Vancouver BC
Ricks503's picture

(post #32311, reply #14 of 21)

Iagree with LWORD, carry jerky. more nutrition and can be cut up and added to boiling water to have the basis of a stew, or to add to dehydrated stew to give more meat and flavor


 


edited to fix some spelling errors



1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1


Edited 3/15/2006 10:54 am ET by Ricks503

 

 

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ashleyd's picture

(post #32311, reply #15 of 21)

Y'know, given a choice I'd rather have bullion bars.


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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #16 of 21)

  I hear ya sister.


 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #32311, reply #17 of 21)

Uh, Gunner, Ashley is a guy.





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Gunner's picture

(post #32311, reply #18 of 21)

  Oops. Guess I got to arm wrestle him now or something macho.


Sorry Ashley.



 


 


 


 


Cuz the boyz n tha hood are always hard.


You come talkin that trash, we'll pull your card.