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6/11/13 12:57 P

The listings are VERY close...Sodium: 0.506
Salt: 0.5
So you must be correct. It seems a bit unnecessary, doesn't it?

But anyway............Thank you very much!!!!!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,658
6/11/13 12:41 P

I too imagine that one is:
SALT, sodium chloride
and the other is just the
SODIUM

Becky

ANARIE Posts: 12,464
6/11/13 12:25 P

I couldn't find any information on how Sweden lists salt/sodium on labels. Is the "salt" listing higher than the sodium?

What we call salt is actually sodium chloride, so a gram of salt doesn't have exactly a whole gram of sodium. Also, the word salt actually means a type of molecule. Sodium chloride is the most common example, but there are other salts like potassium chloride. So I would guess that the Swedish government has asked the manufacturers to separate out salt from sodium. The difference would be really small in most products.

You would use the "natrium" number to know how much sodium you're getting.

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6/11/13 12:10 P

I am trying to figure out why, on some of my Swedish food nutritional listings there are 2 different listings for salt. One "salt" translates into...salt, of course. The other one is "natrium" which, according to my dictionary translates into sodium.
I'm confused....Are there 2 different types of salt in food?

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