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Survey reveals salty secrets in your Sunday roast

Your Sunday roast could be hiding a salty secret according to a survey of roast dinner products.

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) looked at the level of salt in ready-made gravy, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings and other condiments often found on the family dinner table. Many of them were found to have high levels of salt, with some items containing a third of your daily allowance in just one portion.

Our Senior Dietitian Victoria Taylor said:

“This is a good reminder to keep an eye on the salt content of some of the time saving foods in our shops. But it's also a good example of how making some simple changes to the way we shop and cook can make a big difference to the amount of salt we eat, without missing out on our favourite foods.

“If you normally use some of the higher salt products identified in this survey then you can reduce the amount of salt by using nutrition information on pack to see if you can make a swap for a similar product with a lower salt content.

“Even better, buy fresh joints of meat, vegetables and potatoes and season with pepper and other herbs for flavour. Cooking from scratch puts you in control of what goes into the food you and your family eat and tastes delicious too.”

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