Urban Platter Vegetable Bouillon Powder Review – Instant Broth Powder
Team Mishry tried the Urban Platter Vegetable Bouillon and Broth powder and found it to be convenient. We decode the nutrition label, ingredients, and more.
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Vegetable broths are an economic and flavorful way of using up vegetable trimmings, peels, ends, tops, and even stalks. Thinner than stocks but more flavorful than water, vegetable broths serve a variety of culinary purposes.
Veggie broths are used to make soups and curries more flavorful, but it can be a bit tedious to make them often at home. Gathering the veggies, adding measured spices and herbs, letting all these simmer isn’t a quick process. Here’s where instant broth powders and soup cubes come into play.
As the name suggests, instant, these are quick and convenient to prepare, and reduce the manual effort drastically! Urban Platter’s broth powder is one such product. Ease of preparation, taste, consistency and some other parameters have been discussed in Team Mishry’s Urban Platter vegetable bouillon and broth powder review.
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Urban Platter Vegetable Bouillon & Broth Powder – What You Need To Know
Here’s all you need to know about Urban Platter vegetable bouillon & broth powder.
This broth comes packed in a PET jar.
2. Main Ingredients
Edible Common Salt, Dried Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Flavor Enhancer- E631, E-627, Cornflour, Edible Vegetable Fat, Spices & Condiments, Hydrolized Protein (Vegetable), Anticaking Agent- 551 are the ingredients used.
Broths are supposed to have a depth of flavor that is best described as being a bit ‘roasty’. They further help elevate the taste of the dish they are added to. Typically broths are high on the umami flavor. Is there a balance of flavors in this broth? Would this make a tasty base for homemade veggie soups? How well is it seasoned?
The color of the powder in the dry form is a mix of baby pink and beige. It looks like a fine powder with little to no lump formation. It is extremely easy to dissolve.
A mouth-watering garlicky aroma was observed as we opened the lid.
Is this aroma toned down once mixed in water?
6. Nutritional Facts
Per 100 grams, this broth offers 190 kcal which is divided as 37.6 grams of carbohydrates out of which 11.2 grams is sugar, 1.5 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of fat, 0.6 grams of fiber.
Broth powders and bouillons typically have a high sodium level. The Urban Platter broth powder has 20418 mg of sodium per 100 grams. Which translates to roughly 204 mg per gram.
7. Shelf Life
This has a shelf life of 12 months.
A 200-gram jar is priced at Rs 325.
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Urban Platter Vegetable Bouillon & Broth Powder – Detailed Review
|Urban Platter vegetable bouillon & broth powder||Product Details|
|Main Ingredients||Edible Common Salt, Dried Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Flavor Enhancer- E631, E-627, Cornflour, Edible Vegetable Fat, Spices & Condiments, Hydrolized Protein (Vegetable), Anticaking Agent- 551|
|Net Quantity||200 grams|
|Nutritional Information||190 Kcal|
|Shelf Life||12 months|
This ready-to-cook broth powder comes in a PET jar. In the dry stage, it had a dominant garlic aroma.
As per instructions on the label, we added a teaspoon (4 grams) of the powder to 250 ml of water. We mixed this concoction gently until no lumps were seen. This dissolved quite effortlessly. PS- we added warm water. We did not add any additional flavoring agents/spices to arrive at a fair conclusion.
Once mixed, the consistency was pretty decent, it would provide a nice structure to the main dish. In terms of appearance, this broth powder turned into a golden-hued liquid that had a cloudy appearance. We turned this broth into a clear veggie soup using vegetables like beans and carrots.
At Mishry, whenever we discuss the taste, we include the ingredient list too. Can the mentioned ingredients be tasted, are the flavors prominent, is there a balance between them? With this broth powder, we observed a very strong and desirable garlic taste. However, we cannot determine whether the brand has used garlic or not as the ingredient list doesn’t specifically mention its use. Similarly, no mention of specific vegetables or spices has been provided. We would have appreciated a bit more transparency in the ingredient list.
Taste-wise, we found the broth to be a bit oversalted. Once the broth turned into a soup, the saltiness reduced a bit with the addition of vegetables. This definitely doesn’t need additional salt, but it may seem a tad bit overwhelming to those who are used to foods with low salt levels.
Another point that we would like to throw some light on is the addition of sugar in the broth powder. Homemade stocks and broths don’t really need the addition of extra sugar. They are ‘sweetened’ and balanced with the natural flavor of veggies when cooked together.
- A 200-gram jar is priced at Rs 325.
- This has a shelf life of 12 months.
- Main Ingredients- Edible Common Salt, Dried Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Flavor Enhancer- E631, E-627, Cornflour, Edible Vegetable Fat, Spices & Condiments, Hydrolized Protein (Vegetable), Anticaking Agent- 551
- The convenience this offers is unmatched.
- We liked the final consistency.
- It may seem extremely salty for certain individuals.
- The brand mentions it is made using 100% natural ingredients but the ingredient list doesn’t back this claim.
- The cooking instructions aren’t mentioned in an easy-to-read manner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Urban Platter Vegetable Bouillon & Broth Powder.
1. Is this broth powder healthy?
Packaged foods should be consumed in mindful quantities. Nothing can replace freshly made homemade food.
2. Is this broth powder vegan?
Yes, it is 100% vegan.
3. Does this broth powder contain any extra added flavor enhancers?
Yes, this does contain flavor enhancers- E632 and E627. The former is used for adding an umami taste whereas the latter improves the overall taste. Originally made using animal sources, these flavor enhancers are also extracted from vegetarian sources like seaweed, yeast or tapioca starch.
4. Is this ready to use powder or does it need cooking?
It is ready to use, you just need to add lukewarm water to make a base. This can be further used to make a variety of soups.
5. How much broth powder should be added to one cup of broth liquid?
We added a teaspoon of the powder to 250 ml of water.
When convenience shook hands with delectable flavors, Urban Platter vegetable bouillon & broth powder was produced! This is a very beginner-friendly powder that needs little to no prep time. The consistency was quite decent and so was the taste. However, looking at a relatively high sodium content, we’d recommend our readers to consume this mindfully.
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