Are you looking at adding some Worcestershire sauce to your food, or does a recipe call for a tablespoon or two? Want to know the nutritional information before you do or whether this condiment is even suitable for you? Well, here is what you need to know.
Worcestershire Sauce Nutrition
Below, I have included the full nutritional content of the Lea & Perrins brand; perhaps the most popular, widely available, and widely used version of the sauce:
|– of which saturates||0.4g|
|– of which sugars||18.8g|
Ingredients: Malt Vinegar (from Barley), Spirit Vinegar, Molasses, Sugar, Salt, Anchovies (Fish), Tamarind Extract, Onions, Garlic, Spice, Flavourings.
Now, you have to consider that those values outlined above are per 100ml.
And your average Lea and Perrins bottle is between 150-290ml.
So, those referenced above are for half the bottle.
Your typical serving size for Worcestershire Sauce is likely going to be between 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 ml) – 2 tablespoons (30 ml), depending on its use.
Remember, Worcestershire sauce is strong and a little goes a long way.
So, let us now look at the nutrition of each serving size:
(Per 1.5 ml – 1/4 teaspoon)
|– of which saturates||0.006g|
|– of which sugars||0.27g|
(Per 30 ml – 2 Tablespoons)
|– of which saturates||0.13g|
|– of which sugars||6g|
So, a lot depends on how much you use.
How Many Carbs Does Worcestershire Sauce Have
Worcestershire sauce has around 21g of carbohydrates, 18g of which are from sugar per 100ml. Although, the typical serving size of between 1-2 tablespoons will provide between 4.2-8.4g of carbohydrates.
|Serving Size||Carbohydrate Amount|
|6ml (per teaspoon)||1.05g|
|17ml (per tablespoon)||4.2g|
|34 ml (per 2 tablespoon)||8.4g|
|51 ml (per 3 tablespoons)||12.6g|
|68 ml (per 4 tablespoons)||16.8g|
Does Worcestershire Have Sugar?
Worcestershire sauce has around 18g of sugar per 100ml. Although, the typical serving size of between 1-2 tablespoons will provide between 3.6-7.2g of sugar.
|Serving Size||Sugar Amount|
|6ml (per teaspoon)||0.94 g|
|17ml (per tablespoon)||3.6g|
|34 ml (per 2 tablespoon)||7.2g|
|51 ml (per 3 tablespoons)||10.8g|
|68 ml (per 4 tablespoons)||14.4g|
How Much Sodium Is In Worcestershire Sauce
Worcestershire sauce has around 1,162.7 mg of sodium per 100ml. Although, the typical serving size of between 1-2 tablespoons will provide between 187.2-374.4mg of sodium.
|Serving Size||Sodium Amount|
|6ml (per teaspoon)||69.8 mg|
|17ml (per tablespoon)||187.2 mg|
|34 ml (per 2 tablespoon)||374.4 mg|
|51 ml (per 3 tablespoons)||561.6 mg|
|68 ml (per 4 tablespoons)||748.8 mg|
The nutrition of Worcestershire sauce depends primarily on how much and the recipe/brand you use.
While many use the same ingredients, there are variations.
So, if you are making this sauce from home from scratch, you do need to be mindful of how much of each ingredient you use. Especially if you are watching your carbohydrates or sodium.
Thankfully, if you are purchasing this condiment at the store or online, the product packaging should clearly state its nutritional breakdown.
Although, you may need to do some math!
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.