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Salt in salads shock.

ONE in 10 salads sold on the high street contains more salt than a Big Mac, a survey found.

Just six of the 270 salad and pasta bowls surveyed by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) contained less salt than a packet of crisps and a tenth had more than the 2.1g in a Big Mac.

The worst offender, a Spicy Crayfish Noodles salad from Eat, contained 3.51g of salt.

The Food Standards Agency recommends adults eat no more than 6g a day to minimise the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.

Among the supermarkets, Marks & Spencer had seven of the 10 saltiest salads.

Cash campaign manager Katharine Jenner said: "Many women choose salad as a healthy and convenient lunch. Given the healthy image of salads it's surprising to find they contain such high levels of unnecessary salt."
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 26, 2010
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