Click to enlargeLow Sodium Foods

Low Sodium Foods

If you've tasted the low sodium foods on grocery store shelves, you probably know that food without salt is tasteless. Now you can purchase these low sodium foods and simply add AlsoSalt to improve the flavor. It is the first and only sodium free salt substitute that actually tastes like salt ~ really it does! And it doesn't have that bitter, metallic aftertaste that all of the other salt substitutes have. Sprinkle it on foods you would normally add salt to. You can also cook and bake with it as an ingredient in a recipe. When a recipe requires salt, use AlsoSalt instead.

How much sodium should you have per day? You can find Low Sodium Diet Guidelines on this page.

Here is a detailed list of many foods: Sodium Content of Foods

Low Sodium Foods

1-150 mg per serving

  • Beer, wine, coffee, tea
  • Fruit drinks, soda pop, Kool-Aid
  • Breads and Cereals
  • Breads, white, whole grain
  • Cakes, cookies, crepes, doughnuts
  • Cereals: cooked, granola, puffed rice, puffed wheat, Shredded Wheat
  • Crackers: graham, low salt, melba toast
  • Pasta: macaroni, noodles, spaghetti, rice
  • Condiments
  • Butter, margarine, oil
  • Horseradish, mustard, spices, herbs, sugar, syrup, Tabasco, vinegar
  • Dairy Products
  • Cheeses: cream, Monterey, Mozzarella, Ricotta, low salt types
  • Cream: half & half, sour, whipping
  • Ice cream, sherbet
  • Milk
  • Non-dairy creamer
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • All fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Frozen fruits and vegetables (without sauces)
  • Vegetables, canned: low sodium or rinsed
  • Main Dishes
  • All unprocessed meats, fish, and poultry
  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna: low sodium or canned that you rinse
  • Snacks
  • Low salt products
  • Nuts, unsalted
  • Popcorn, unsalted
  • Medium Sodium Foods

    150-250 mg per serving

    Bread and Cereals
  • Biscuits, rolls, muffins - 1
  • Pancakes - 1
  • Ready-to-eat cereals - 3/4 cup
  • Saltine crackers - 6
  • Sweet roll - 1
  • Condiments
  • Gravy - 2 tablespoons
  • Ketchup - 1 tablespoon
  • Mayonnaise - 2 tablespoons
  • Pickles, sweet - 2 small
  • Relish - 2 tablespoons
  • Salad dressing - 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce, low sodium
  • Dairy products
  • Cheeses - 1 oz
  • Cottage cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Pudding - 3/4 cup
  • Vegetables
  • Tomato and vegetable juice - 1/2 cup
  • Vegetables, canned - 1/2 cup
  • Snacks
  • Corn chips - 1 cup
  • Potato chips - 1 cup
  • Snack crackers - 5-10

  • Read the Nutrition Facts Label to compare the amount of sodium in processed foods - such as frozen dinners, packaged mixes, cereals, cheese, soups, breads, salad dressings, and sauces.

    Read the Percent Daily Value (DV) on the Nutrition Facts Label to compare the amount of sodium among brands.

    Choose those foods that have lower values. Compare the amounts you will eat to the serving size given. Always read food labels and do the math. The sodium content on the nutritional panel is based on the number of servings the package states. Example: a can of soup may say 770 mg of sodium but bases that number on 2.5 servings. 770 x 2.5 = 1,925 mg of sodium in that can of soup.