site should be construed as
health advice or as advising you
fact that a product is
shown on this site does
not necessarily mean
that it is endorsed by Dr Beard or any
authority. I have not tasted some of these products and do
necessarily recommend them. Let your own taste buds be your guide.
page was started after my wife
and I decided to try and follow the Dietary
Guidelines for Australian
Adults. Part of that guideline states "choose
salt". Low Salt foods
are defined by the Food Standards Code
to be foods with 120mg /100g
or less of sodium. I started
nutrition labels and looking for products. By chance I discovered
(now defunct) in a distant
supermarket and realised that without
lucky break we could have spent years not knowing about it.
Australian expert with an international reputation for convincing the
sceptics that salt matters is the late Dr Trevor Beard, Senior
Research Fellow at the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart. He spent
his professional career in Australia and had been controlling his own
salt intake for 26 years. He was a co-author of the
the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2003) and was an
Member of the Australian Nutrition Foundation. He was elected Senior
Australian of the Year 2006 for Tasmania for his work on salt.
Anyone who desires good
find Dr Beard's website fascinating.
Visit it at www.saltmatters.org
Note. There are many products that are mentioned in Salt
that I have not seen personally and those products may not be on this
website. You really need to buy the book.
ARE YOU PREGNANT, ILL OR TAKING
and are you controlling your previous salt intake, or thinking of doing
If so, use Dr Beard's special
letter to your doctor.
your doctor about salt and make sure you take the
Letter. Every doctor who reads it will understand why you
to bring it.
Patients get better value when they take a letter
from one doctor to another. Equally important—your doctor
notice you are not going off and doing something silly without getting
the proper medical advice that sick people need when they take
HOW TO GET THE DOCTOR'S LETTER
Click Doctor's Letter on www.saltmatters.org
Read that letter yourself.
doctor to explain any bits you don't understand.
Are you eager to get started on a low salt diet?
SMANZ has produced just what you need to
I know of four Australian
low sodium recipe books.
Just out -- A new recipe book by Emily George -- THE NO SALT
COOKBOOK -- I have not read it yet but details are on her website
The Dizzy Chef ~ Healthy Cooking. The
Ménière´s Support Group of Victoria has
produced this Australian low sodium cookbook containing 100 pages (A5
double spiral bound) with 16 full page colour photos of some
of the recipes! You can can order through the
Ménière´s Resource and Information
Centre at a cost of $19.95 + $2 postage (Non members) For
To print the order form click here. Dizzy
Chef order form.
Low Salt Recipes.
An A5 booklet of 34
pages. Gabrielle (who is a Home Economist) has developed no-added-salt
recipes with interesting flavours. Her book has Australian recipes for
meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, dips, soups, pizza, sauces &
dressings, and biscuits & cakes. She has used all her recipes
daily basis for her family and friends, so they are well tested. Price
is $12 + $2 P & H. Payment of $14 should be sent by
money order (note: Australia only), For
enquiries, contact Gabrielle at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 8084 9790.
Recipes. An A4 booklet of 60 pages,
Courses, Desserts, Soups, Cakes & Biscuits, Sweets, and Bread
Making. Low price of $15 (postage included). (Note: within Australia
only). These are recipes that were developed by Iris for her friend
Kath. Thanks to a grant from their local council plus volunteer help,
the recipes have been produced in bound form for anyone who wants to
prepare good Australian home-cooked foods with lots of flavour, but
which are low in sodium. Email Kath Moody to place an order and arrange
or phone (02) 9997 1815
some products their own page to speed
following 3 links.
Spring Gully sweet mustard pickles has sodium increased from 45 to 130mg/100g 4/9/15/ thanks Kim Woolworths
Select Great Start cereal has sodium increased from 8 to 170mg/100g.
Berry version so far unchanged. 22/3/15 thanks Megan Coles 105g
NAS pink salmon back 22/11/14 Thanks Beth Mayver's mayonnaise discontinued as is Kraft lemon spread 15/9/14 thanks Robyn Coles and Woolworths have both discontinued NAS canned mushrooms 21/10/13 Fountain NAS sauce discontinued 8/5/13 with Rosella now gone we have no
NAS tomato sauce at all. An alternative is Pop's tomato sauce
Lighthouse Crusty Ancient Grains bread mix sodium increased from 188 to
355mg/100g 6/5/13 thanks Marion
Laucke Multigrain Soy & Linseed bread mix (look in Woolworths)
with sodium 246mg/100g is the next best -- see bread
Potts bread no longer available 29/10/12 Thanks Veronica
I was reminded that Red Kelly's salad dressings are in Coles 10/10/12
Thanks Amanda -- now also in Woolworths 9/13
Primo reduced salt leg ham has sodium increased to 316mg/100g 27/8/12
thanks Cheryl The only readily available low sodium canned soup, Heinz Very
Special Sweet Potato & Pumpkin has had a cosmetic label change
Australia's first specialist low sodium mail order shop has opened for
business. Please support them LowSodiumFoods.com.au
Coles Sliced Mushrooms In Butter Sauce 9/4/16 this page thanks Allan Woolworths Homebrand sardines in spring water 14/2/16 this page Woolworths Delicious Nutritious frozen meals 24/2/2016 (OV) McCain Healthy Choice Thai Red Curry frozen meal 4/1/2016 this page McCain Healthy Choice Moroccan Lamb Tagine frozen meal 4/1/2016 (OV) Baxter's sweet chili relish 22/12/15 this page thanks Susan Coles bocconcini and cherry bocconcini 22/12/15 this page thanks Susan Galbani mozzarella and bocconcini at Woolworths 22/12/15 this page thanks Sue Ryvita Crunch Fruit & Oat 6/12/15 this page thanks Ellen Woolworths chilled meal Salmon & Rice with leak & dill cream sauce 2/9/15 thanks Allan Thomas Chipman unsalted potato chips 26/10/15 this page thanks Lauren Annabel Karmel children's frozen meals 4/9/15 this page thanks Sue Birds Eye Steam Fresh Quinona with brown rice & cherry tomatoes 19/7/15 this page Herbamare low salt substitute 4/5/15 this page thanks Dave Woolworths Macro Organic NAS tomatoes with basil & oregano 23/11/14 this page thanks Beth Peckish Brown Rice Crackers No Salt 13/11/14 this page thanks Lauren Rosella Garlic 17/9/14 this page Woolworths Select NAS Sweet Corn Kernels 3/9/14 this page thanks David Lighthouse Quickbread Banana Base Mix 31/8/14 this page Woolworths Select NAS red salmon 30/8/14 this page thanks Lauren Three Threes Beetroot Super Strips at IGA 3/8/14 no picture yet thanks Veronica Woolworths Free From White Corn Tortillas 31/7/14 this page thanks Rick Woolworths Select Whole cooked Beetroot 31/7/14 this page Safcol tuna in springwater 425g can 27/6/14 this page thanks Alison Momo's stocks 21/6/14 this page thanks Allan Rosella Green Tomato Chutney 12/6/14 this page Coles Passionfruit Creams 24/5/14 (SB) Golden Circle Beetroot 19/5/14 this page Woolworth's Gold Stocks 14/5/14 this page thanks Pauline Woolworth's Select Pumpkin Soup 8/5/14 (OV) thanks Allan Eti No Salt Biscotte toast found at Harris Farm Markets 20/4/14 thanks Lynda Coles Simply Less frozen Chicken & Vegetable Thai Green Curry 14/3/14 (OV) thanks Fiona Aldi New Season Lentils 23/3/14 this page Macro Organic Tomato & Capsicum soup 1/2/14 (OV) thanks Sue DR. McDougall's organic lower sodium soups 26/1/14 this page thanks Rick Aldi tomato paste tubs 5/1/14 this page RW Garcia Blue Maize Chips 29/12/13 this page Cooksimple Punjabi curry 28/12/13 this page Dijon Foods corn chips 27/12/13 this page thanks Beth Aldi gluten free self raising flour 27/11/13 (OV) IGA Signature Macadamia & White Choc Chip Cookies 11/10/13 (SB) thanks Debra Uncle Bens Express
Brown Rice Mediterranean 3/10/13 this page thanks Amanda Praise
All Natural salad dressings 8/9/13 this page Birds Eye Steam Fresh Rice with Mediterranean Vegetables 8/8/13 this page thanks Emma King Oscar NAS sardines in oil 25/7/13 (OV)
Mainland Gruyere cheese 3/6/13/ (OV)
Char Grilled Capsicum Strips 260g jar 20/5/13 this page
Rice Crumbs 4/5/13 this page
Enjoyo Malaysian Curry microwave meal 30/4/13 (OV)
Black & Gold
sardines 24/4/13 this page thanks Rick
10/4/2013 this page thanks Dave
cursor on a
product to see the sodium content shown on the nutrition
shopping hints but
that are not true to label (see the WARNING below).
low sodium foods are
aid recognition and more importantly to prove
to you that low sodium processed foods really do exist.
Their pictures are not to
Ryvita seen at Woolworths.
At last a no salt cracker. Found in Coles, Woolworths and independents. If not stocked ask if your independent grocer will get you in a carton of 12. If you cannot find the No Salt type the Lightly Salted has a sodium level of 140mg/100g.
This unique No Salt Biscotte toast was discovered at Harris Farm Markets NSW also Woolworths.
After a long absence a low sodium beetroot is back. 333's has beetroot strips picture soon.
Pacific also has a similar vegetable stock.
Vegeta also has a beef stock powder 122mg/100ml.
Aldi Oktoberfest Sweet Bavarian Mustard.
There are many unspiced frozen low sodium vegetable mixes that are not shown. This is a low sodium spiced product. 19/7/15 also Quinona with brown rice & cherry tomatoes sodium 121mg/100g
Also McCain Thai Red Curry sodium 120mg/100g
Low salt sausages from
Butchery Mortdale NSW Ph 95708188
Pasta sauces available by mail order Click
on pictures for websites.
search around and you may find a local manufacturer of filled
pasta. If you do you may find that unlike the major supermarket brands
they have some low salt products. I picked up these two Pozza
products from their factory shop in Lidcombe NSW. Look in
Fruit Barns, Independent Grocers and Supermarkets.
are some ranges of filled pastas which show a sodium level
of over 120mg/100g but the sodium level as stated on the
label may relate to the uncooked product (it should be clearly stated
if it is). Boiling in water adds
50% to the weight so for example a tortellini marked with 140 will
end up at about 90mg/100g. Adding some NAS pasta sauce will
lower the sodium concentration further.
This is the only NAS wheat cracker I have ever found except for matzo.
Found in the kosher section of Coles.
City & Natures earth corn chips various flavours seen in
A range of Golden Circle Garden
vegetables is available.
cocoa powder is processed using sodium compounds and has a
around 600mg/100g. The three types shown and perhaps others
have sodium levels less than 20mg/100g.
This Papa Aldente lasagna made an easy meal with a salad.
Emily's kitchen or Woolworths meals from the chilled section of Woolworths. Some examples I have seen are are :- Lamb Shanks Salmon & Rice 100mg/100g 9300633755249 Sweet & Sour Chicken 45mg/100g 9300633195762
Ratatouille 67mg/10g 9300633328283.
There are some just over 120mg, a Mushroom Risotto and others. Labelled sodium may vary batch to batch.
complete meals are great for when you do not feel like cooking
low salt versions are few and far between. The good news is that a
large range of low salt meals can be delivered
direct to your freezer by Tender Loving Cuisine.
The sodium level in all TLC meals is determined using special
software and I am advised that the meals that have
salt logo have had an additional laboratory test which
was at or below 120mg/100g.
Freecall 1800 801 200 or visit www.tlc.org.au
They have an extensive selection so remember to choose from the 13 or
so meals with the low salt logo.
Wraps seen at Woolworths
Boil noodles with your own stock to replace salty packet noodles
There are a few brands of Ramon and Udon noodles.
There are too many brands of rice noodles to show them all.
You should have no trouble finding some low sodium ones.
Avoid any that taste of salt.
Many of Woolworths own range of pies are low sodium,
see their chilled section.
This strudel needs cooking but is a welcome addition to Coles range.
cream is low sodium and you can easily make a sweet with it
from puff pastry or use Nanna's ready made frozen
There are a few other brands of rice cream.
Sara Lee has a range of 4 Bavarians all below 120mg/100g.
Banquet (not shown) make bavarians also.
The Mocha and Strawberry versions are also low sodium.
hiking or want something in the cupboard for a rainy day? Home
Brand has dehydrated peas and beans, Coles has peas and Continental has
Surprise sliced Beans. The sodium ranges from 55 to 110mg/100g.
Plain couscous can be ready to eat in 5 minutes by adding
as directed Continental Potato Mash has a sodium level of 235mg/ 165g
142mg/100g but this is using a salt reduced spread. If you want lower
sodium use NAS butter or oil. and if you really want the
sodium you can use water instead of milk. If you do then the sodium
will be just the 735mg from the 100g packet of powder giving a result
of 116mg/100g for the 635g of mash. Their sour cream & herb
version (not shown) has slightly less sodium.
is ready to serve in 5 minutes with the addition of boiling water. The
low sodium plain varieties are usually found in the pasta section.
low salt meals are hard to find. On a recent trip we stretched the
budget by eating in our hotel room occasionally. One of these
Woolworths salads and a similar garden salad with a can of tuna slices
formed the main course. Sweets were a similarly packed pavlova.
Woolworths Select NAS salmons from USA and Canada.
Coles Red may not be available in NSW 30/8/14
John West has red and pink NAS salmon in the 210g size and pink in
the 105g size.
The surrounding water is saltier than the product itself so
always drain a product if practical and rinse it if you want
sodium still. Most fish in water must be drained to give the
the label. The sodium level in canned fish can vary. If it tastes salty
it probably is.
Safcol also in 95g cans.
Fish with backbones are low sodium and the unadulterated frozen version
is of course, also low sodium. Low
sodium plain frozen fish is fairly common and for that reason it is not
shown on this website. The products below
rate a mention
as they are in bags ready to microwave and they are buried among piles
of similar looking products "enhanced" in various salty ways.
Tassal also has a plain version 9313071143152 sodium 66mg/100g.
You may be getting a significant amount of sodium
from your drinking water.
"In major Australian reticulated supplies, sodium concentrations vary
from 3 mg/L to 300 mg/L,
with a typical value of 50 mg/L. Concentrations can vary markedly with
"People with severe hypertension or congestive heart failure may need
to restrict their overall dietary
intake of sodium further if the concentration in drinking water exceeds
(From AUSTRALIAN DRINKING WATER GUIDELINES
Endorsed by NHMRC 10 – 11 April 2003)
An adequate adult intake of sodium is 460-920
mg/day (National Health and Medical
Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand).
My tip is to know the sodium level in your water
supply and be
very cautious if you use a water softener as these add sodium without
special chemicals being used.
Look for a water where the sodium is declared.
For example Noble's Pureau (pictured on the left) is
on the picture for their website.
found at Woolworths. Most brands have smooth & crunchy as well.
Look also in the healh food section.
Woolworths Select, MasterFoods have lemon
spreads below 120mg/100g.
chestnuts are popular now in the major supermarkets and there are even
some house brands.
Edgell also has EXTRA SWEET CORN KERNELLS in 3 sizes with
Woolworths also has 3 other corn kernels with sodium 33-105mg/100g.
are some other brands and types of Chinese
low sodium canned vegetables around like bamboo shoots.
There are many unsalted nuts around but not many with added flavour
that do not have salt.
Aldi had these Honey Macadamias and Indian Chai Almonds.
Also look for Woolworths Select Nut Assortment 9300633960278
where stated otherwise the low salt foods have been found in
Franklins, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi or IGA but
as not all
stores keep the same stock you will have to shop around and do a lot of
traveling. If you contact me I may be able to narrow down your
search. It is not easy in fact I am having to re-find some low salt
my own use. When I do find them I buy in bulk.
using raw or
unprocessed ingredients, making a low sodium meal presents few
problems, it is when you start to add
processed food that keeping the sodium level low
get difficult so I have concentrated on processed foods.
shown may help when dealing with shops.
Frozen vegetables are usually low in sodium but it would pay to check.
you will learn a lot about low sodium foods. There is a couple of
to watch out
for. Remember that it is the total sodium that counts so if
are going to eat a lot of something it is very important to watch the
sodium content. Do not be tricked when you see .4g of sodium,
= 400mg. Sometimes
products have only a little more sodium than competing products that
are salt reduced, so check the price and taste. If you seriously
have to reduce sodium try to use "No added Salt" products after
confirming that their sodium content is low. There are a couple of no
added salt (NAS) brands of tomato paste so do not take the risk of
using non NAS varieties even if they show a low amount of sodium. Check
products, some may be low sodium. Check sweet syrups. Maple flavoured
syrups may have from
160 to 210mg/100g. Pure maple syrups may cost more but have about
2mg/100g. Vinegars including Balsamic types are low sodium foods
they are mostly not marked (or marked with mmol). Do not confuse
vinegerette or Balsamic vinegar dressings with the basic vinegars as
most "dressings" are high in sodium.
is to always read the NUTRITION INFORMATION.
My advice is to give your
time to adjust to the new taste and if you really do not like a product
and you can not
alternative re-try it again in a few months.
curry powders have no
added salt. A curry powder with no added salt may have a
little over 120mg/100g
(from concentration of the natural sodium and some unnatural perhaps)
and still be suitable. For
example a curry powder like Bolsts (170mg/100g) that is added at the
rate of 1 tablespoon (8g) per 500g of meat or vegetable would only add
about 3mg/100g to the cooked dish.
listed as an ingredient a sodium level below about 400mg/100g is
unlikely. Spice shops and Indian grocers have many curry powders that
list no salt, for example Kings, Jothi, Rabeena and Larich brands.
To confirm that a curry powder has salt place a little on the moistened
tongue. The salt will be apparent before the spice
flavours as salt dissolves almost instantly. Any taste of salt means
the sodium level is not around
30mg/100g and is perhaps over 500mg/100g.
Sometimes it is necessary
to look at a larger container of a particular product to see a
nutrition panel. Keen's
mustard powder (not shown) has less than 5mg sodium/100g but it is was
shown on my 50g tin but was on a new 100g one.
The GFresh spice and herb range all have nutrition panels, batch
numbers and use before dates. For details and where to buy see www.gfresh.com.au
I use use their onion and garlic powders and keep them in the freezer
to keep them free flowing.
Also but not shown Masterfoods NAS Lemon pepper 93100121029601
Most single spices or herbs are low salt. Check the ingredients list.
Salt can be detected easily when a little spice is placed on the tongue.
All the samples of sumac I have seen contained about 8% salt although salt may not have been listed as an ingredient.
These are just some of the many salt free Mrs dash products that are
available from the USA.
Ebay may be the easiest way to purchase them in Australia.
Where are all the low
salt cracker biscuits. You tell me! I have not found
any replacement for cracker type biscuits except Peckish Brown NO SALT
rice crackers and
that can be found in the
section of Coles and in many
delicatessens. Most matzo are big at about 18cm square but SOLOMON'S
are a smaller
more handy size (8.5 X 13cm). I really miss Mosmarks
matzo Crackers which were
SAO sized at 7 X 7.5 cm.
My latest trip to an organic grocer yielded these two NATURIS
low salt breads.
Naturis also have|-
Organic spelt fruit buns 60mg/100g Rice loaf gluten free 90mg/100g see www.naturis.com.au for their online shop and suppliers.
The real bread
mix gluten free loaf needs the addition of yeast and sugar and works
well without the addition of salt. Click on the
product for the web-site. See my
page on low
is a big range of frozen vegetables that are not enhanced in flavour
and have only natural sodium and they are not shown on this
(except for spinach, as only some brands are under 120mg/100g). Raw
silverbeet (Swiss chard) has the surprisingly high sodium level of
212mg/100g (NUTTAB) while English spinach has only 23mg/100g (NUTTAB).
I show frozen spinach because one popular brand is over 120mg/100g.
Normal rice is a low sodium food and I have not bothered to list it
on this site. There are very few low sodium convenience foods
available so anything that saves time and eases the workload is
worth a mention. There is quite a range but look for sodium below
40mg/100g and watch out for the
flavoured types that have added salt.
Balsamic Glazes I could find on a trip to
Woolworths the COLAVITA
is the only one with a sodium level that
I could interpret. One had no nutrition label and the other had sodium
shown as 0·00 mmol/100ml ie. less than ·2mg/100ml
undoubtedly a mistake. Recently Woolworths have introduced a big range
of their own brand balsamic glazes—all low salt.
Tinned tomatoes need not
have added salt and it is so common that they may not be
marked NAS but others
of salt. The only way to tell is to read the nutrition label. Various
available with 10mg of sodium per 100g
or less . With
good tasting and readily
sodium tinned tomatoes available there is no excuse for
using the salty types.
Click on the picture of these cans to see more. No added salt tomato
paste is readily available. I have
added salt so I use canned tomatoes liquefied in a blender with a
little no added salt tomato paste.
Also Leggo's in a 510g jar
These Aldi paste tubs are marked in small print "No added salt" Aldi also has large jars of tomato paste with a low sodium level.
Also look out for San Remo Italian style cooking sauce.
Woolworths Select NAS tomatoes shown above with Select NAS
you can get your hands some fish fillets (see the over 120 section)
adding some frozen
chips (look for sodium about
15mg/100g) makes for an
low sodium meal.
Eye have a range with fat ranging from about 3.5g/100g and there are
many other brands.
can usually find
a few brands of unsalted butter but you
like to try Cultured unsalted. To quote the Allowrie
package it "Has a subtle
tang which gives extra flavour without the addition of salt".
Lurpak also has a
spreadable unsalted butter in a 250g tub
Meadow Lea "Free From" has replaced their "Dairy Free"
Here is an easy way to turn Buttermilk into a low salt cottage cheese.
Not shown is their Continental Slicing Creamed Cottage Cheese,
sodium 92mg/100g 9313558200619
sodium lunch can be a sandwich of my home
made bread with some chicken, sliced roast meat, curried egg, baked
beans or salad. If you have no home made low sodium bread look through
specialty breads section in the supermarket. Also check pita or pocket
breads as some have low sodium. A bowl of home made low
home made grain bread
roll is a winter treat.
food is widely available and not that expensive because of the scale of
manufacture. A couple of these 220g cans of soup can make a good adult
serve. Some of the other more solid foods from the huge selection may
be nice on some toast for lunch. They won't make you
either as most have no preservatives, colours or artificial flavours.
Sue reports Annabel Carmen frozen children's meals at Coles
for example Mild Butter Chicken sodium 114mg/100g.
Diegos and Mission brands have a
similar products (Tortillas and taco shells) and one brand can
found in most supermarkets. Fry some mince with Masterfoods chili
seasoning, chop some lettuce onion and tomato add a dash of Jills tomato relish and you have a meal.
Woolworths also have a pack of 12 taco shells
under the Select banner 9300633980757 8mg/100g
A low sodium
more of a challenge
if you do not cook it from scratch. You soon learn some
tricks though. We used to put sliced processed
cheese (Sodium 1735mg/100g) on our microwaved
broccoli for a quick sauce but now we use a mint
sauce (Sodium less than 11mg/100g). If you need
inspiration check out the
page on 30 low sodium dinners.
cursor on a
product to see the sodium content shown on the nutrition
shopping hints but
that are not true to label (see the WARNING below).
These NAS IGA chips (from 2006) may now be in a new design of packet.
many stores stocked them but I had no difficulty when I offered to buy
a whole carton. They disappeared but Lynn reports (2013) that they have
returned to the shelves.
There are too many low sodium snack bars to list them all.
sodium self raising flour that I know of but you can make your own with
a no sodium baking powder.
juices are low sodium so they are not shown.
Vegetable juice however is often salty.
Circle, V8, P&N, and generic brands can be
found that combine fruit and carrot and are low sodium.
The only thick mint jelly with low sodium I can find . It passed a
Dried fruit is often a low salt
We have stewed apples with sultanas
and cinnamon on our breakfast cereal.
regularly visit RICS (now
Australian Sweets) at 179-183 Paramatta Rd Homebush NSW to stock up.
Some dried fruit preserved with sodium based preservatives can have
high sodium levels for example mixed peel and even some dried apple.
Bamar's crushed garlic found in Harris Farm Markets
There are a range of quiches including some house brands.
products that may not be in the large supermarket chains.
following low sodium foods were
found in health food shops, specialist
grocers, over the internet or at factory outlets. Your supermarket may
also have them. Put
the product for
The only low salt cheddar style cheese made in Australia is available
by mail order from the dairy in Tasmania.
Phone 03 63736157 Email email@example.com
Moredough Kitchens Gluten Free Mayonnaise, Herb Aioli and Tartare
found at SUPABARN.
Hill Farm for a range of low sodium mustards.
over half a centuary The
Treat Factory has hand made fine
foods in Australia. This is their selection of low sodium mustards
under the MAXWELLS
TREATS brand, all have no added salt.
of the EDEN ORGANIC
range are available in supermarkets but
to get most types you will have to go to other shops. The label is not
to the Australian standard as the sodium is quoted per 130g serve but
the 5 shown with blue labels are NO ADDED SALT and have below 25mg/100g.
The Baked Beans have 100mg/100g (130mg/130g on label). The lentils are
the odd ones out with 162mg/100g (210mg/130g on label)
orders for their pickles, chutneys and curry pastes 16 of which have
sodium ranging from
virtually nil to 57mg/100g. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.garnisha.com.au/
has a new name MALENY CUISINE and new labels. They
continue to have a big range of products with "No added
salt". Click on the picture to go to their new website.
dried olives and dukkah from Osborne Olives
available by mail order Phone 02 6027 1503
Spiral foods Organic minced garlic and minced ginger (not shown).
If you know of a
shop pay them a visit you may find
some low sodium foods.
to pick up cans
Adukie and Navy beans, a
packet of ORGANIC
BY NATURE spelt
cookies (68mg/100g) and GLOBAL
NAS Lentils (they also have kidney beans and chick peas I have been
a bad haul.
also discovered the DEMETER
of organic flours
my page on low
bread for details. The
health food stores I have visited so far do not seem to carry
many low sodium processed foods but are a good
of flours and grains. Still they are worth a visit as my
find of these low sodium cookies and wraps confirm.
Spices are important to add flavour to a low salt diet. When I
needed Mace to make my own spicy sausage and I found it at Herbie's
Spices®. They have a huge range of individual spices and at
last count 47 No Added Salt spice blends.
Click on the spice picture for their website and look for their link to
"No added salt
Kellys dressings are in new bottles. Traditional, Sweet
Chilli, Lemon Myrtle, Pepperberry, Basil and Garlic, and Aussie BBQ
are all low salt. Click on the bottles for the website.
baking powder has high sodium and thus so has self raising flour.
Salt Skip Baking Powder can be purchased by mail order from
Eumarrah Ph (03) 6273 9511 Have a look at how to
on my low sodium baking
Yeast can be used in
baking powder to put the
rise into great low sodium pikelets and pancakes (search with Google
pancakes). While you are Googling try looking for "low sodium
whole grain crackers" ( use the "") this cracker recipe could be
an endless variety of herbs, spices and seeds.
Salt Skip (TM) low sodium stock powders ( beef, chicken and vegetable)
1/3 the sodium of the
lowest "Salt reduced" brands that I could find in a supermarket. The
flavour enhancer is
into some spicy
sausages first up then I will try it in other savoury recipes.
A easy way to order Salt Skip products is to contact the Meniere’s
Support Group of Victoria by phone, fax or email.
Postage and handling costs apply, depending on the size of the order.
Resource and Information Centre,
18-28 Skye Rd,
Frankston VIC 3199
Tel: (03) 9783 9233
Fax: (03) 9783 9208
yeast flakes can be made into
a low salt cheese substitute according to the recipe on the
packet (omit the salt) and can be used to flavour dips. I
have found that sprinkled on pasta they make a good substitute for
grated parmesan cheese
with sodium of 32mg/100g instead of about 1700mg/100g for Parmesan.
Caution! Healtheries Brewers yeast is low salt but not their
Both these yeasts can make a black ......mite type spread.
see the recipe section.
Some other TVP's are Select Naturals with 30 mg sodium per
100g (Light and Dark versions only)
and Soland TVP mince, with 15 mg sodium per 100 gm. Thanks Angela.
hope you haven't
forgotten the other sections.
Click on the following 8 links.
products may have the incorrect Sodium content marked on them.
I found 20 just
trolling the shelves
for this page. In each case I was able to pick them out because the
sodium shown was very low for that type of product and they were not
promoted as low sodium. It is amazing that the
manufacturers/importers allowed this to occur as it was so easily
spotted. There almost certainly products out there with less blatant
incorrect labeling that are not so easy for an amateur to spot. The
food authorities should be more vigilant.
am not willing to name the products
but if you follow this advice you will avoid the ones I have
found. Compare the sodium content with similar products and
significantly lower, for example 75mg for a non salt reduced tomato
when competing soups are 400mg PER 100g presume you have found a
potential problem. Contact the manufacturer. If there is no
satisfactory explanation for the low sodium avoid the
THE SODIUM CONTENT OF
PRODUCTS SHOWN IN THIS DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE CORRECT, LABELS CHANGE AND
MISTAKES ARE MADE SO
CHECK FOR YOURSELF BEFORE CONSUMING.
you find a low Sodium
version of a product please let me
know. Any comments are welcome.
with a Canon A30
(1·2MP) camera and worked over with The Gimp and/or
pruchase low sodium foods
that are available in Sydney supermarkets
and local shops, purchase some from mail order companies and
help defray the cost of obtaining products from interstate I have asked
supliers to ship me free samples.