What are some salt-free products?


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Most fruits and vegetables are salt-free, as are most cooked pasta and dried beans that are soaked and cooked. Additionally, fresh herbs, oils, unsalted raw nuts, and plain coffee and tea are unsalted.

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A food that has less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving is sodium-free. Fruits that meet this criteria are fresh apricots, watermelon and raspberry. Mangoes, strawberries, apples and cherries also fit into this category.

When buying canned vegetables, cans that specify that no salt is added provide a salt-free option. Fresh vegetables, such as squash, eggplant, avocado, radishes and asparagus, offer other options that don't contain salt.

Dried pasta remains salt-free when the cook does not add salt to the water when cooking it. Other legumes and grains that do not contain salt are lentils, oat bran, rice, wheat flour and plain air-popped popcorn.

Some fresh herbs that are salt-free include basil, dill, parsley and oregano. Dried spices, including garlic powder, cumin, paprika and cinnamon, are also options that don't contain salt.

Olive oil, peanut oil and sunflower oil are all salt-free options for cooking oils. The same holds true for peanut oil, soybean oil and canola oil. Vinegars and most alcoholic beverages are also free of salt.

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