Saturday, 25 March 2017

Salt myths

Salt myths #WorldSaltAwarenessWeek
If the label on a food product s
ays "sodium-free," it contains no sodium.

Labels can be confusing, but you can figure them out with this cheat sheet:

Food labeling rules allow up to 5 mg per serving in a product labeled "sodium-free."

Products labeled "very low-sodium” are allowed to have up to 35 mg per serving.

"Low-sodium" means 140 mg or less.

"Reduced sodium" means the usual sodium level has been cut by at least 25%.

"Unsalted," "without added salt," and “no salt added” mean that it contains no extra salt beyond the amount that occurs naturally in the food.

When you're scanning a food label, don't just look for the word "salt." Watch out for various forms of sodium or other names for the same thing:
ascorbatesodium, bicarbonate (baking soda)sodium, benzoatesodium, caseinatesodium,  phosphatemonosodium, glutamate (MSG)trisodium,

Eat salt not more then a tsp a day ....spice up your life long way through. 

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