Bitters

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An alcoholic beverage made from distilled spirits that have been flavored with extracts from herbs, spices, roots, botanicals, or substances such as citrus peel that is used to make orange bitters. High in alcohol content, bitters should be added cautiously due to the strength of the liquid, causing a cocktail to taste excessivley astringent if too much is added. Bitters are used in mixed drinks when adding a liquid (dry) zest instead of a fruit peel zest or as a tonic to be consumed before (apertif) or after dinner (digestif), since bitters are often served as an appetite stimulant or a digestive aid.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup (1/2" pieces)
Calories17
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates3g
Dietary Fiber2g
Potassium296mg
Sodium5mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 leaf
Calories30
Protein5g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates3g
Potassium608mg
Sodium11mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup (1/2" pieces)
Calories19
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates4g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Potassium319mg
Sodium242mg
Cholesterol0mg

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