Sodium sources

Sources

Foods high in sodium include yeast extract, bacon, smoked fish, salami, sauces, cornflakes, canned or boiled ham, biscuits, cheese, margarine and butter. Foods of animal and fish origin usually contain more sodium than whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Large quantities of sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate or monosodium glutamate (MSG) are often added to foods during cooking, refining, processing and preservation. Many drugs contain sodium.

In babies, the ideal sodium content of food is that found in human breast milk. Untreated cow's milk is much higher in sodium and should not be fed to babies in the first three months of life as excess salt can cause high blood pressure and even death.


Sodium sources Babies fed bottled water may be at risk of sodium deficiency as the water does not contain the levels of sodium comparable to those found in breast milk. It should not be used instead of infant formula.

 

 

Food

 

Amount

Sodium (mg)

Salami, pork

 

100g

2260

Blue vein cheese

 

100g

1395

Sausages, cooked

 

100g

1294

Salami, beef

 

100g

1176

Corned beef

 

100g

1134

Feta cheese

 

100g

1116

Baked beans, canned

1 cup

1008

Soy sauce

 

1 tbsp

914

Olives

 

100g

872

Chicken soup, can.prepared

 

1 cup

849

Anchovies, canned drained

 

5 fillets

733

Cheddar cheese

 

100g

620

Potato chips

 

100g

594

Tuna, canned

 

1 can

557

Fish, battered, deep fried

1 fillet

484

Pizza, with cheese

 

1 slice

336

Gravy powder

 

1 tbsp

332

Corn flakes

1 cup

297

Plain cake

1 piece

233

Cod, cooked

1 fillet

140

French dressing

1 bsp

128

Butter

1 tbsp

117

 
 
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