Salt vs Sodium

Know how much salt you eat.

Salt is made of two parts, sodium and chloride. Some food labels state how much salt is in the food and some food labels state how much sodium is in the food.

If there is a lot of salt or a lot of sodium in one particular food, this may take you over your recommended daily salt intake of less than 6 grams per day.

There are plans for all food in the UK to be labelled with the amount of salt and not the amount of sodium.

However, until this happens you can convert sodium to salt using our web salt calculators. To convert sodium to salt multiply by 2.5.

If a food contains 1 g of sodium then it contains 2.5 g of salt.

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