Did you know
75% of the salt we eat has already been added to our food before we buy it?

It might surprise you to know that most of the salt you consume isn’t being added when you’re cooking. There’s salt in almost everything we eat, and over the years we’ve developed a taste for adding extra salt as well.

Most people already know that foods like chips and bacon are high in salt, but you might be surprised how much salt is in everyday foods that don’t taste salty – such as sauces, frozen meals and even biscuits, and cakes. Processed foods are not just snacks like salty chips and biscuits though, they are any food that has been altered in some way (frozen, tinned, packaged).

Almost all the packaged items you find on supermarket shelves are considered processed foods. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are unhealthy – but you do have to watch out for the salt content!

Too much of this could put you at risk!

Know where to find it.

foods
high in
salt

Hover on the below shapes to discover where your hidden salt might be hiding.

Bacon

(1 serve = 50g)
Average salt
content per serve:
1.47g

Honey soy marinade

(1 serve = 20mL)
Average salt
content per serve:
0.77g

Frozen Pizza

(1 pizza = 300g)
Average salt
content per serve:
3.74g

Cheese

(2 slices = 50g)
Average salt
content per serve:
0.98g

Soy Sauce

(1 serve = 5ml)
Average salt
content per serve:
0.6g

Fruit Muffin

(1 muffin = 85g)
Average salt
content per serve:
0.72g

And, if you eat these foods often or have a few of them in one day, the amount of salt you eat can really add up.

The Humble Toastie
  • 2 slices of bread

    0.76g of salt

  • Butter

    0.06g of salt

  • Ham

    1.98g of salt

  • 2 slices of cheese

    0.98g of salt

75% of your daily recommended intake of salt.

3.78g of salt

Scroll down to reveal our top 10 shocking foods when it comes to hidden salt.

top 10
salt
shockers

1 Bread
2 Cooking Sauces
3 Ready Meals
4 Processed Meats
5 Dips and Crackers
6 Dressings and Condiments
7 Pizza
8 Cheese
9 Baked Goods
10 Aussie Favourites