Reduced Sodium

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A term referring to foods in which the sodium content has been reduced. Reduced Sodium foods are important for individuals that have been placed on low sodium diets due to medical concerns, as too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure for some people. It is important to read the label on food products to determine exactly what the level of sodium is per serving. Many processed foods contain high levels of sodium, usually in the form of common salt (sodium chloride), although other high sodium ingredients include baking powder, baking soda, brine, MSG, sodium nitrate, and soy sauce. In an effort to assist diets that need lower sodium products, many food manufactuers process their brands with Reduced Sodium alternatives. The variety of product categories available with Reduce Sodium are numerous a few of which include, soups, sauces, food mixtures, meats, poultry, snacks, beverages, breads, and desserts.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup pieces
Calories313
Protein11g
Total Fat28g
Total Carbohydrates2g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium155mg
Sodium682mg
Cholesterol56mg
Serving Size1 tbsp
Calories632
Protein24g
Total Fat49g
Total Carbohydrates21g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars9g
Potassium747mg
Sodium203mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 can 10.7 oz
Calories65
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates13g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars8g
Potassium229mg
Sodium22mg
Cholesterol0mg

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