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Bisto Instant Gravy Granules

Bisto Granules

Bisto Granules
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Bisto Instant Gravy Granules are a granulated powder for making gravy from. You just add boiling water to them to make the gravy; the granules add both the flavouring and the thickening.

The granules come in different flavours such as "favourite" (regular, sort of beef flavoured), chicken, turkey, curry sauce, cheese, etc.

They take about 30 seconds to thicken; you can thicken the gravy a bit further without adding more granules by zapping it in the microwave for a minute or two.

It can be added into casseroles, stews and soups to thicken and add flavour.

It is sold in packages or cardboard tube canisters.

In general, it is made from potato starch, salt, wheat starch, colour, dried yeast, and onion powder.

Cooking Tips

Stir in a teaspoon or so of horseradish or mustard to the prepared gravy for a completely different flavour with a tang.


100 g dry powder, unmixed, containers 10 tablespoons and has 11 PointsPlus™ in it. Generally, allow 1 ww point a tablespoon when you are adding to stews, etc. Adding pickled horseradish or some mustard to it shouldn't affect the points.
Nutrition Facts
Per 50 ml (3 1/2 tbsp), Favourite (regular), prepared
.6 g
.4 g
0 g
0 mg
2.4 g
.1 g
.5 g
.1 g
Weight Watchers®
Per 50 ml (3 1/2 tbsp), Favourite (regular), prepared
Up to 1/4 cup: 0 points
1/4 cup to 3/4 cup: 1 point
1 cup: 2 points

* PointsPlus™ calculated by CooksInfo.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.


1 tbsp bisto instant gravy granules, dry, unmixed = 10g

History Notes

Bisto gravy powder was invented by two men named Roberts and Patterson in 1908. They were coworkers at the Cerebos salt plant in England. The instant granule form was introduced in 1979.

See also:


Ambergris; Anise; Apricot Oil; Baker's Caramel; Bisto Instant Gravy Granules; Bisto; Bitters; Bovril; Extracts; Flavourings; Kitchen Bouquet; Lemon Oil; Liqueurs; Liquid Smoke; Liquorice; Monosodium Glutamate; Neroli; Orange Flower Water; Osmanthus; OXO; Quassia Wood; Rose Water; Screw Pine

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Oulton, Randal. "Bisto Instant Gravy Granules." CooksInfo.com. Published 01 December 2013; revised 01 December 2013. Web. Accessed 06/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/bisto-instant-gravy-granules>.

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