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Sodium eyed as becoming the next trans fat


August 14, 2009
By FoodAndDrinkEurope.com

cooking_saltAug. 14, 2009 – Global research firm Mintel has suggested that sodium could be the next trans fat as
consumers are increasingly looking to low-sodium options and
manufacturers are responding by slicing salt from their products.

cooking_saltAug. 14, 2009 – Global research firm Mintel has suggested that sodium could be the next trans fat as
consumers are increasingly looking to low-sodium options and
manufacturers are responding by slicing salt from their products.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes 4,000 mg of sodium
a day, when the maximum recommended daily intake is 2,300 mg, or about
one teaspoon of salt. But this excessive sodium consumption has been
drawn into the spotlight in recent years, as consumers have become more
aware of sodium’s role in conditions such as hypertension and heart
disease, and manufacturers have been under pressure to cut sodium
content. | READ MORE

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