Tartar sauce properties


Fatty sauces are generally rejected by most people because they are considered unsuitable for health. Besides, following the actual slimming trend, they are supposed to provide us with to many calories.

Some sauces, such as tartar sauce could be included within these consideration, so we are going to study its properties to see if the general opinion has to be taken into account.


Tartar sauce
Most vegetable preparations can be accompanied with tartar sauce

What is tartar sauce?

Tartar sauce is a type of sauce, which derives from mayonnaise.

It consists of an emulsified sauce, That’s to say a base containing fat (butter and egg yolk), acid (citric acid of lemon juice), and aromatic seasonings (chives, dill, tarragon, onion, mustard and capers).

In the traditional cuisine, it is used to accompany baked fish, seafood, cold roasted egg dishes and vegetable preparations.

Nutritional value of tartar sauce

Like all sauces containing a fat base, tartar sauce is a fatty condiment, providing us enough energy, since fat (present in the oil) is the most calorie nutrient that exists.

But, fortunately, not everything that we highlight in fats are negative traits. Fats, as we bring this type of sauce, are the only natural source of fat-soluble vitamins. These types of vitamins are essential for the proper development of the individual and must be supplied by food.

The tartar sauce gives us:

History of tartar sauce

Tartar sauce comes from France, and his name “Tatar” referred to the Tartars, the Mongolian people. It is believed that the name “tartar sauce” refers to use in typical preparations of the Tartars, as an accompaniment to meat and fish.

All foods, including fatty sauces, fit into a healthy eating plan, when consumed in moderation.It should be added that, when we talk about diet, we must understand not only nutrition, but food a a fundamental related sensory pleasure, tradition and food culture of different regions.

It is important for our diet to be balanced, that’s to say, it must cover all food in healthy portions, nice and varied. And in that sense, sauces can be an excellent condiment to achieve our full and nice food.

Fat sauces please the palate and also have satiating power because fat slows gastric emptying and adds fullness.


punto rojo More information on tarragon

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

9 February, 2024

Other interesting articles

This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.
"Botanical-online" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication.