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Warning over unhealthy dips; BRITAIN TODAY.

MANY apparently healthy snacking dips are "salt and fat traps" loaded with calories, according to a study.

Three quarters of hummus products (74%) have a red 'traffic light' label warning for fat, while Asda's taramasalata contains as much salt as 13 Ritz crackers, the survey by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) found.

The survey of 210 chilled dips from all the major supermarket chains found taramasalata was the saltiest, with an average salt content of 1.25g per 100g, while salsa was the least salty, with an average of 0.49g per 100g.

The most commonly sold dip is hummus, but not one of the 108 products carried a green label donating a low salt content.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2016
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