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How much sodium is in that sauce

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.

Tomato sauce per 100ml
Soy sauce per 100ml
Worcestershire sauce per 100ml
Barbecue sauce per 100ml
Sweet chilli sauce per 100ml
Mint sauce per 100ml
Mayonnaise sauce per 100ml
First published: Jan 2019