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How much sodium is in those crackers

Crackers are a convenient snack, but can be high in salt. Which options have lower sodium levels?

Crackers can be a great vehicle to savour a range of lunch or snack toppings. But one of the things that can hide away in crackers is salt, otherwise known as sodium chloride.too much sodium in our diet can contribute to high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease.choosing a lower sodium cracker and keeping to the serving size can help us avoid blowing out our dietary target for the day.

For adults, the suggested dietary target (sdt) for sodium is no more than 2000mg daily. That’s about 1 teaspoon of salt.most of us get too much sodium and 75-80 per cent of the sodium we get is from processed foods.

We compared the amount of sodium in these favourite foods to the recommended daily intake for adults.

Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.

Sun Rice Original Thick Rice Cakes
0.3mg sodium in 25g (2 crackers)
0% of SDT
Huntley & Palmers Cream Crackers Reduced Fat
40mg sodium in 23g (3 crackers)
2% of SDT
Orgran Gluten Free Chia Wafer Crackers
52mg sodium in 10g (7 crackers)
2.6% of SDT
Ryvita Original
58mg sodium in 20g (2 crackers)
2,9% of SDT

 

Arnott's Vita-Weat 9 Grains
104mg sodium in 23.2g (4 crackers)
5.2% of SDT
Huntley & Palmers Baked Flat Bread Cracked Pepper and Rock Salt
112mg sodium in 20g (3 crackers)|
5.6% of SDT
Arnott's Water Crackers Original
114mg sodium in 18g (6 crackers)
5.7% of SDT
Pam's Multigrain Light and Crispy Crackers
116mg sodium in 18g (6 crackers)
5.8% of SDT
Countdown Oven Baked Garlic Crackers
120mg sodium in 20g (4 crackers)
6% of SDT
180 Degrees 4 Seed Oat Crackers Cumin
154mg sodium in 27g (8 crackers)
7.7% of SDT
Griffin's Meal Mates Original
200mg sodium in 26g (4 crackers)
10% of SDT
Arnott's Salada Original
270mg sodium in 27.8g (2 crackers)
13.5% of SDT
First published: Oct 2018



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