Store salads’ salt ‘8 times bag of crisps’
SUPERMARKET salads have up to eight times the salt of a bag of ready-salted crisps, a study found.
Marks & Spencer’s teriyaki chicken sticky rice salad had 3.5g while a small bag of Walkers crisps contains 0.46g. The salmon salad version has 3.05g.
Action on Salt also found Tesco’s tuna, egg and noodle salad had 1.5g.
Just 17% of 312 salads surveyed had a green traffic light on packaging.
And a third of salads in 213 restaurants, takeaways and coffee shops were high in salt, said AOS.
Chief Prof Graham Macgregor said the lack of action was “shocking”.
M&S said ingredients like soy had “naturally higher” salt, adding: “Over 82% of our products meet [government] salt targets.”
WARNING Teriyaki salmon