Checking sodium levels

Below is a nutrition information panel from a can of whole-kernel corn.

Servings per package: 3 Serving size 80g

  Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 290kJ 360kJ
Protein 3.0g 3.7g
Fat, total 1.0g 1.2g
- saturated 0.1g 0.1g
Carbohydrate 10.5g 13.1g
- sugars 2.7g 3.4g
Dietary fibre 2.9g 3.6g
Sodium 95mg 115mg
Potassium 270mg 335mg

 

To check the amount of sodium:

  • find the "Quantity per 100g" column (highlighted in blue)
  • find "Sodium" (highlighted in blue)
  • check the sodium figure in the "Quantity per 100g" column; it's 115mg (highlighted in blue)

This product is a good low-salt choice: it contains less than 120mg of salt per 100g.

If you can't find a food that contains less than 120mg of sodium per 100g, compare the nutrition information panels on different brands and choose the one with the lowest sodium. Even a small difference helps you cut down on salt, especially if it's a food you eat a lot.

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