Nothing quite beats the taste of homemade Bolognese sauce, but sometimes a little help is required for the busy cook in today’s society, which is where Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce by Del Monte comes in.
When pushed for time, I resort to shop bought Bolognese sauces. Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce by Del Monte is usually on sale for $0.79. Or I stock up when there is a case lot sale. This product comes in a 751g can. It contains 6 servings in total.
The reason why I often choose this product is because it contains two of my favourite ingredients, tomatoes and mushrooms. But I also like to add to what is already contained within the can to help make it stretch further, plus, the addition of fresh mushrooms enhances its overall flavour. Here is a summary of this product’s nutrition facts:
Serving size ½ cup (125g)
Servings per container 6
Calories 60 Calories from fat 5
Total fat 0.5g
Saturated fat 0g
Trans fat 0g
Total carbohydrate 14g
Dietary fibre 2g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 15%
The Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce by Del Monte is very low in fat and it contains no trans fat. But it is very high in sodium, providing 26% of the recommended daily intake in just one serving, which is not healthy for people who suffer from high blood pressure. There is also a high sugar content, making this product a poor choice for diabetics.
The ingredients of the Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce by Del Monte include tomato puree (water and tomato paste), corn syrup, mushrooms, salt, soybean oil, onion powder, dehydrated onions, spices, citric acid, garlic powder, and natural flavours. There are no animal products added to this Bolognese sauce, making it a vegetarian product. The can states that the product is 100% natural with no artificial flavours or preservatives.
I like the taste of this sauce, as long as I only eat it in moderation. It is a very thick, rich sauce which makes me very thirsty if I eat too much of it. That is due to the large quantities of sodium that are added to this product.
If you do not use this entire product, refrigerate any leftovers in a glass or plastic container. Do not put the can into the fridge, as the quality of the sauce will quickly deteriorate. Overall, I would recommend the Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce by Del Monte if you do not have time to make a Bolognese sauce from scratch.