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Daniel Fast and Spices

First off, all natural herbs and spices are acceptable on the Daniel Fast. In fact, making food more flavorful also helps it to be more satisfying and therefore meeting certain hunger needs our brain and body possess.

What is not acceptable? Those flavorings hiding in spice and herb bottles pretending to be what they are NOT! In other words, stay away from all the artificial stuff — MSG, bacon bits, butter buds, and the like.  Read the labels and if there is any chemical on the listing, just put it back on the shelf (or into the garbage)!

This one word of caution — as you proceed through the fast, your body is cleansing itself. Your taste-buds may become more sensitive and therefore may not need as much salt, seasoning, or flavoring.

So keep this in mind while your are fasting. On one hand you want to increase spices and herbs to make the dishes more flavorful. But at the same time you need to make sure you season and salt “to taste” since those little buds are in transition.

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. Anneccia D. #

    Is sea salt good for seasoning?

    January 31, 2011
  2. Daniel Fast Team #

    Yes it is.

    February 3, 2011
  3. Leah #

    How about mushroom seasoning granules that contain calcium carbonate?

    November 10, 2012
  4. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Leah,
    Mushroom seasoning granules – It’s all about the Ingredients. Mushrooms are allowed, so if the rest of the Ingredients comply (no sweeteners, no additives etc.) then it would be fine. Calcium carbonate- is an allowed ingredient in organic foods. It’s a form of calcium . . .I hope this helps, Be Blessed in your Journey!

    November 21, 2012
  5. Leah #

    Thank you for your reply. I have one more question about salt. It seems like there are a lot of chemical sustances as Sodium Benzoate and Sodium Alginate etc. that disguised themselves under the label ‘salt’. So how much can we trust product that stated they used ‘salt’ even though they claim that no preservative is being used?

    November 21, 2012
  6. Daniel Fast Team #

    Great question Leah!
    Even though they claim that no preservative is being used….You will want to look for a Natural salt, such as Sea salt or Kosher salt, but still read the Ingredients labels, just to make sure all is clean. I hope this helps!

    December 10, 2012
  7. Janie R. Smith #

    Thank you for this information. It is very helpful to me. I am beginning a Daniel fast today. It’s a first for me and a new experience. I take this very serious. I am seeking spiritual growth in the Lord and I want to make sure that I do things the right way. When I began to cook I was at a loss of the kind of seasonings I could use on my food to get maximum results. God bless you.

    September 13, 2013
  8. brittney #

    is lemon pepper or seasoning salt acceptable?

    January 13, 2014
  9. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Brittney,
    Yes, but first make sure there is no additives in them. Be Blessed!

    January 24, 2014
  10. Angela Spiva #

    can you use a salt free seasoning. the ingredients listed in the bottle are onion, spices (including black pepper, celery seed, marjoram, basil mustard, cayenne pepper, parsley), garlic, carrot, citric acid and oil of lemon

    January 25, 2015
  11. Yes, you can have this seasoning as all the ingredients comply with the Daniel Fast guidelines.

    Be blessed

    January 27, 2015
  12. Krystal #

    Can Tony Chachere be used as a seasoning?? I listed the ingredients that it contains below

    Salt, red pepper, and other spices, garlic, silicon dioxide (to prevent caking)

    January 4, 2016
  13. The silicon Dioxide is the issue. I suggest passing until after the fast. Discover some new ways to season your food :-)

    January 4, 2016
  14. Krystal #

    Okay. What Cajun spice or alternative to seasoning salt can I use?

    January 5, 2016
  15. Herbs and spices are allowed on the Daniel Fast. Blends sometimes include chemicals and/or sweeteners, if so they would be out.

    January 7, 2016
  16. Shawn Hunter #

    How about crackers. Are they considered unleaven bread?

    January 11, 2016
  17. Yes, most are unleavened. Just make sure they are made only of ingredients allowed on the fast (see the food list). Original Triscuits are allowed (on of the few).

    January 11, 2016

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