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Is there a chart for the salt content in food?

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The University of Maine publishes an easy-to-read chart listing the sodium content of foods and beverages. The chart is broken down by food type, and it lists the weight in grams, portion size and amount of sodium in milligrams for each item.

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Is there a chart for the salt content in food?
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The chart offers an extensive list of beverages, meats, dairy products, seafood, fruits, nuts, grains, fats and oils. It provides the sodium contents for soups, sauces, gravies, sweets and miscellaneous items like table salt, soy sauce, vinegar and municipal water, as well as many popular fast foods. The chart lists foods in alphabetical order within each category. Tips on reducing salt intake and keeping blood pressure within a healthy range are also offered with the chart.

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