Anita Mostert | The Dietician

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A few South African favourites and the sodium content:

Soy sauce = 2300 mg sodium per tablespoon

Teriyaki sauce = 689 mg sodium per tablespoon

Tomato sauce = 1.7 mg sodium per tablespoon

Chili sauce = 372.6 mg sodium per tablespoon

Tomato paste = 9.4 mg sodium per tablespoon 🍅

Instant soup powder = 2400 mg sodium per tablespoon

Instant stock = 1329 mg sodium per cup

Are you surprised by the salt content of some foods?

Here are some tips on how to reduce the salt content in dishes.

- Make your own stock from scratch and freeze it in batches.

- Use fresh or dried herbs, onion, garlic and natural spices.

- Tomato paste or puree is high in anti-oxidants and low in salt. 🍅

– Chillis pack a punch and are low in salt! 🌶️