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 double the recommended salt intake of 5g (one teaspoon), per adult per day, which greatly increases your chances of developing heart disease and stroke.

Be informed on the salt content of some of your favourite grocery items to help reduce your salt intake.

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 sodium content per serve and then consider your salt intake the next time you reach for an item at your supermarket. Look for <420mg per 100g, and if you can <120mg per 100g is best.

PASTA SAUCE

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

HAM

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

DRESSING

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

PIZZA

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

SOUP

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

LASAGNE

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

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