It’s surprising to
most of us when
we find out that
some of our favourite everyday foods contain
75% of the salt we eat.

That’s because the packaged foods we turn to for quick and convenient meals can contain way too much hidden salt. Australians are consuming nearly double the recommended daily salt intake of 5g (one teaspoon), which greatly increases the chances of developing heart disease and stroke.

Be informed on the salt content of some of your favourite grocery items to help Unpack the Salt in your life.

Many of our favourite foods contain too much salt.

Some of the common grocery items below are surprisingly high in salt. Click on an item to learn the average salt content per serve and then consider your daily salt intake the next time you reach for an item at your supermarket. Look for <400mg per 100g, and if you can <120mg per 100g is best.


(1 serve = 90g)
Average sodium content per serve: 300mg (0.75g salt)


(1 serve = 50g)
Average sodium content per serve: 790mg (1.98g salt)


(1 serve = 20ml)
Average sodium content per serve: 144mg (0.36g salt)


(1 serve = 300g)
Average sodium content per serve: 1497mg (3.74g salt)


(1 serve = 200g)
Average sodium content per serve: 560mg (1.4g salt)


(1 serve = 400g)
Average sodium content per serve: 968mg (2.42g salt)


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