There’s nothing ducky about this sauce. It’s made primarily of apricots (which is good), but one packet is loaded with added sugar and salt. “Luckily, it’s pretty easy to create your own version without the sugar,” says Amy Isabella Chalker. “A chutney-like mix of apricot, vinegar, spices, ginger, and a bit of raw unfiltered honey can create a healthier version with even more freshness and flavour.” If you’re not up to making your own, Chalker suggests asking for the nuoc cham, a fish sauce popular in Vietnamese restaurants.
Just how harmful is sugar? Read Sugar, the New Tobacco.