Many of you know I’ve been slow cooking a lot lately, using V8 Low Sodium Vegetable Juice in lieu of broth. Last night I made the happy discovery that Trader Joe’s sells its own brand of low sodium vegetable juice, Garden Patch!
Not only is Garden Patch comparable to V8, it actually contains 5 mg LESS sodium per cup (135 mg vs. 140 mg).
A quick online search yielded the following consumer review pitting the two against each other:
AND THE WINNER IS…..
In taste, the reviewer preferred the fresh lemon kick of Trader Joe’s Low-Sodium Garden Patch.
In terms of nutrition, V8 contains higher levels of Vitamins A, C, and iron than Garden Patch, but V8 also has more sugar and 300 mg more potassium.
Bottom line: Depending upon your needs, you may need to choose one over the other. Flavor? Nutrition? Hmmmmm…..
As for me, I already love the tomato-y richness of V8. But being a super fan of lemon, I must say I’m STOKED to try out the new guy. TJ’s Garden Patch! BRING IT ON!
Now.. I’m off to slow cook something. HAPPY WEEKEND, EVERYONE!