We don’t always consider how much sodium (from salt) is in our condiments. Healthy Food Guide analysed sauce varieties to help you make informed choices.
Sauces on the side of a dish can bring extra flavour. But, if you’re using more than a tablespoon, they can add a bit more nutrition on the side too. Sodium is the big culprit that sauces can add to our meals. To help make the best choice, we found some high, medium and lower-sodium versions of popular sauces in the supermarkets.
For children aged four to eight years, the daily upper limit for sodium is 1400mg. After that we’re advised to limit our intake to 2000mgeach day. So, if you or your child loves the sauce, it may be worth checking the sodium content.
Use this criteria to compare sodium in sauces
Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.