Salads served in high-street restaurants contain more salt than a pizza, survey finds (Repost from Telegraph)
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Salads being served in high-street restaurants contain more salt than pizzas, a survey has found.
An investigation by the health campaigners Action on Salt (AoS) also revealed some ready-to-eat salads sold in supermarkets contain nearly the maximum recommended daily allowance for salt.
The group said the findings highlighted "a distinct lack of commitment" from the food industry to reduce salt.
Current health guidelines say adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day, or around one teaspoon.
Even salads branded as a particularly healthy option contained high amounts of salt, such as Benugo's Supercharged Omega Salmon with 3.5g of salt.
AoS said the findings clearly demonstrated the need for clear, consistent nutrition labelling in restaurants and fast food outlets to help customers compare products and make healthier choices.
Of the 312 supermarket salads surveyed this year, Marks & Spencer's Teriyaki Chicken Sticky Rice Salad with a soy and wasabi dressing was the saltiest with 3.50g per pack.
Only 17 per cent of retail salads surveyed were low in salt and would receive a green label on front of pack information.