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How much sodium is in that fresh pasta?

It’s important to keep an eye on sodium intake, as many New Zealanders consume a lot more than is recommended. Most comes from processed foods, fresh pasta included.

The World Health Organization recommends consuming less sodium to lower blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

We have compared the sodium content per serve of fresh pasta to the recommended upper daily limit for adults of 2300mg.

NOTE: Serve sizes vary. Using the uncooked weight, plain fresh pasta is 100g per serve and filled pastas are 150-160g per serve, depending on the brand.

Tips

  • You may not need to add salt to the water when cooking pasta, as it may contain enough.
  • Take care with pasta sauce and cheese as these also add sodium.

(Products listed in order of lowest to highest sodium content)

Signature Range Egg Fettuccine

102mg sodium per 100g uncooked
= 4% of daily sodium

Delmaine Spaghetti

273mg sodium per 100g uncooked
= 12% of daily sodium

Pams Egg Fettuccine

273mg sodium per 100g uncooked
= 23% of daily sodium

Delmaine Spinach & 3 Cheese Ravioli

452mg sodium per 100g uncooked
= 20% of daily sodium

Delmaine Chicken, Cashew & Tarrogan Tortellini

528mg sodium per 150g uncooked
= 23% of daily sodium

Pams Pumpkin, Ricotta & Sage Ravioli

591mg sodium per 150g uncooked
= 26% of daily sodium

Delmaine Sundried Tomato Ravioli

618mg sodium per 150g uncooked
= 27% of daily sodium

Pams Chicken, Bacon and Mozzarella Tortellini

732mg sodium per 150g uncooked
= 32% of daily sodium

Pasta Nostra Artichoke & Ricotta Pansotti

785mg sodium per 160g uncooked
= 34% of daily sodium

Pasta Nostra Pasta Pronto Chicken Bacon and Mozzarella Large Ravioli

802mg sodium per 160g uncooked
= 35% of daily sodium

Pasta Nostra French Forest Mushrooms & Ricotta Pansotti

881mg sodium per 160g uncooked
= 38% of daily sodium

Signature range Spinach & Cheese Tortellini

898mg sodium per 150g uncooked
= 39% of daily sodium

First published: Aug 2017



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