If you know Mexican food – then you probably know Tajín. Tajín is made by the Mexican company of the same name, and it’s a spicy, tangy sprinkle on flavor additive known for its chili and lime combination.
Tajín is a ubiquitous condiment in Mexico, available pretty much everywhere food is made, sold, consumed, etc. Tajín goes especially well in the Mexican beverage michelada – which can best be summarized as a Bloody Mary made with beer instead of vodka.
From a nutritional standpoint, the primary “flavor” in the product is salt. A 1/4-teaspoon (1 gram) serving of the Clásico flavor provides 185 mg sodium. That’s about 12% of the salt per day that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends for people (who are not African American, do not have hypertension or who are not older than 51 years). Not bad – but can be worse for those who load it on in multiple times per day and in shakes larger than 1/4-teaspoon servings.
Thankfully, now, there’s a lower salt option: Tajín is available as Low Sodium Tajín. With 127 mg per 1/4-teaspoon (1 gram) serving – it might not sound like a huge reduction – but the lower salt variety provides 31% less sodium than the original.
In addition, the LS version meets the US FDA nutrient content claim for Low Sodium as it is under the 140 mg per serving threshold. If you’re comparing to good old-fashioned table salt, there is 22% as much sodium in a 1/4-teaspoon shake of Low Sodium Tajín as there is in the same amount of table salt.
Use the Low Sodium Tajín on vegetables, in micheladas, or add with lime to air popped popcorn for a delicious mid-day treat. For more ideas on what to do with Tajín, check out their recipe suggestions from the Tajín website.
Along with the Clásico and Low Sodium versions, you can also try these additional flavors: Tajín Habanero (180 mg sodium in 1/4-teaspoon), Tajín Regular Snack Sauce (100 mg sodium in 1 teaspoon), Tajín Chamoy (110 mg sodium in 1 teaspoon), and Tajín Rimmer (190 mg sodium in ¼-teaspoon).
You may be able to find the Clasico version at local grocery stores. If you would like to try some of the other varieties. You can get these on Amazon.
Each bottle of Tajín is 5 ounces of the world-class Mexican chilies, lime juice, and sea salt. Use it on fruits and vegetables to add a flavorful zing! Tajín says there’s no need to worry about heat because the seasonings are blended to provide flavor but not be hot.
Try this Tajín seasoning on all kinds of seafood and even on pineapple. This blend offers a unique kick to your favorite foods and provides the right balance of heat.
The Tajín Clasico Snack Sauce is the only 100% natural liquid sauce without vinegar. It has a select blend of chilies, limes, and sea salt. It can be used on snacks, chips, drinks, and many other dishes.
Tajín Clasico Seasoning with Lime 5 oz and Tajín Habanero w Lime 1.6 oz Food Seasoning Combo Pack – great for Fruit, Vegetables, Fish and Seafood
This combo pack is made with world-class Mexican peppers, lime juice, and sea salt. You get one 5 oz. Clasico Seasoning and one 1.6 oz Habanero Seasoning.
Squeeze lime or orange into the lid, dip your glass into the juice, then dip the rim into the Tajín. This seasoning goes great with various juices to spice up the drink.