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​Worcestershire Sauce

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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. What is ​Worcestershire sauce?
  2. Is ​Worcestershire sauce vegetarian?
  3. ​How to use Worcestershire sauce

Worcestershire sauce is a strongly flavored sauce that typically contains anchovies, shallots, garlic, soy sauce, tamarind, salt, and vinegar, which are aged and fermented in oak barrels.1 Because of the anchovies, Worcestershire sauce is usually not suitable for vegans and vegetarians or people allergic to seafood, though vegan/anchovy-free versions are available.

Worcestershire sauce is typically used to add a savory richness to a variety of dishes, including braises, soups, stews, marinades, sauces, and casseroles.

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of ​worcestershire sauce. For example, you can see that 1 tablespoon ​worcestershire sauce covers 8% of your daily allowance of sodium and 6% of the recommended Sugar intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.


  1. BBC Worcestershire Sauce


  1. ​Worcestershire sauce is a strongly flavored fermented sauce made of anchovies, shallots, garlic, soy sauce, tamarind, salt, and vinegar.
  2. Traditionally, Worcestershire sauce is not vegetarian or vegan. However, vegan brands of Worcestershire sauce do exist.
  3. Worcestershire sauce can be used to add a touch of rich, savory flavor to just about anything!
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