Salt Levels in Soup on the island of Ireland

A new “Survey of salt levels in soup in catering establishments on the island of Ireland”, funded by safefood, provides a snapshop of the salt content of ready to eat soups available on the island.

Key findings include: Salt levels varied widely from 0.5 to 5.5g salt/serving; portion sizes varied widely from 155-609 grams; the average portion (303g) contained 60% of the recommended daily allowance of salt and there was no significant difference between the salt levels in soups labelled and marketed as “homemade” or “fresh” and those that did not make this claim.

 

Posted: 23/03/2011 14:48:09 by Christine Connolly


 

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