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How much salt is in that sauce?

How much salt is in that sauce?

Rose Carr investigates the amount of salt found in shop-bought sauces.

We are advised to have no more than 2300mg of sodium each day – that is the amount in one teaspoon of salt. We currently get a daily average of 3500mg.

Wattie’s Tomato Sauce
960mg per 100ml
288mg in 2 tablespoons = 13% of a teaspoon of salt

Plastic fish of soy sauce
300mg in the little plastic fish (1 teaspoon soy sauce) = 13% of a teaspoon of salt

MasterFoods Barbecue Sauce
1051mg per 100ml
316mg in 2 tablespoons = 14% of a teaspoon of salt

Heinz Tomato Ketchup
1270mg per 100ml
381mg in 2 tablespoons = 17% of a teaspoon of salt

HP sauce
1300mg per 100ml
390mg in 2 tablespoons = 17% of a teaspoon of salt

Trident Sweet Chilli Sauce
1650mg per 100ml
495mg in 2 tablespoons = 22% of a teaspoon of salt

Lea & Perrins Worcesteshire Sauce
1240mg sodium per 100ml
60mg in 2 tablespoons = 46% of a teaspoon of salt

Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce
3560mg per 100ml
1068mg in 2 tablespoons = 55% of a teaspoon of salt

Highmark Premium Golden Soy Sauce
6780mg per 100ml
2034mg in 2 tablespoons = 88% of a teaspoon of salt




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