Although there is a push by the FDA and other health organizations to reduce sodium in processed foods, manufacturers have been opposed to it. They contend that low-sodium products often don't fare well in the marketplace. Taste is the main reason people buy a particular product and when salt is removed, consumers react negatively to the [...]
Question: What's the difference between sea salt and regular salt? Answer: Not much... other than taste and texture. They both contain about 40% sodium or about 2,300mg per teaspoon. The biggest difference, because sea salt is coarser than table salt, people generally use a little less.
Question: I eat healthy foods... do I still need to watch the salt? Answer: Most definitely. Healthy does not necessarily mean low-sodium. For example, cottage cheese, salad dressings, and fresh poultry that's often injected with a sodium solution. Other examples and the range of sodium: 1 slice of bread (80mg - 230mg) 3 oz luncheon meat (450mg - [...]
Question: I don't use the saltshaker, isn't that enough to lower my sodium intake? Answer: The saltshaker only contributes about 10% of our daily sodium total. The vast majority comes from processed foods. If you eat a sandwich, you're consuming 40-60% of your daily sodium allotment. You'd be surprised at how much is in some of the foods we [...]
Question: What's the difference between salt and sodium? Answer: Salt is composed of sodium (40"%) and chloride (60%). One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium. Although they are different the words are often used in place of each other.