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It is a matter of choice for everyone. Some can use it, others cannot. I have to be careful with the sugar content myself. Though don't eat enough of it to really be an issue.

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3/29/10 7:15 P

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Heinz No salt Ketchup has high fructose corn syrup in it.
For me, I'll eat less and use Organic Heinz Ketchup.


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1/21/10 12:53 P

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The kosher salt I buy, per serving size when compared to the same serving size of morton iodized table salt, is 200 mg less per serving. That's a 1/4 tsp serving size. They say the average person should have no more than 1 teaspoon (table salt) a day. To me that is a pretty significant difference. Granted it is largely in part to the crystal size being bigger. I also notice, the crystal size in kosher salt melts better and has a better flavor. As a result, I use much less than I did with table salt.

Flavor is the key component in the difference with the salts. You end up using less because you get more flavor to the food with less salt consumed. Isn't that the objective or goal here, to consume less salt per day?

That's why for example, Campbell's tomato soup with regular salt, did not taste that salty and yet it had around 850 mg or salt per serving, which was 1/2 the can. Now they are using sea salt to flavor their soup, with a growing concern regarding sodium and health. As a result, the same can of soup, with the sea salt, now has only 440 mg of salt for the same serving size. So whereas before I could not enjoy a serving of soup, I now can.

Another example....Parmesean shake cheese, the serving size doesn't have that bad of sodium in it, but how much to you have to shake on to something, such as spaghetti, before you actually taste it. For me, a lot and it just tastes of salt. I found a fresh short aged parmesean at Costco that has only 35 mg per serving instead of the 100 mg I get from shake cheese and I can actually taste that and use less to get flavor to my spaghetti. Just like the salts, they may have similar or close to the same levels of comparison, but one of them you only need a little to get the flavor and one you need a whole lot to get the same flavor.

If I am using less salt at the table and getting more flavor by changing what kind of salt I use and my blood pressure has decreased to such a point that I have gone from a high dose medication, to half that to almost none at all...then isn't that the goal and aren't we supposed to share the information we learn that has helped us with others in hopes that it might help someone else have the same great success? Just a thought.

Edited by: HLTHYLIVNCCJ at: 1/21/2010 (13:17)
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1/20/10 5:53 P

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www.wisegeek.com/what-is-kosher-salt
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By weight, sea salt and table salt contain about the same amount of sodium chloride. Your body needs only a couple hundred milligrams (mg) a day to stay healthy, but most people get far too much Ś mostly from sodium in processed foods. So regardless of which type of salt you prefer, keep sodium consumption between 1,500 and 2,300 mg of sodium a day if you're a healthy adult. People with high blood pressure, African-Americans and anyone middle-aged or older should aim for the low end of that range.

I'm a bit confused, from comparing sea salt to regular salt in the store, and everything I'm reading, I am not seeing any significant difference in sodium between the salts.

Sea and Kosher salts have bigger grains, which I know some feel cause you to use less actual salt, but other than that, I'm not seeing how it is significantly lower in sodium.



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Thanks Cindy, I have never tried kosher salt. I will try this.

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I started out using the Lite Salt, though soon found myself shaking twice as much of it on my food and ending up with the same amount as table salt. That's when I started looking at all the labels of various salts and I had always heard the FoodNetwork chefs using kosher salt or sea salt. So got some kosher, saw it was 200 mg less than the regular table salt and discovered it took only half as much to flavor my food. So even though it is salt, I figured as long as I am getting less salt, then its good. Now I don't add salt to much of anything, I only use the kosher for really bland items and it doesn't take much to give it a taste.

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1/20/10 2:38 P

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Lite Salt is the only thing I have in the house.

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1/18/10 11:34 P

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The no salt is straight potassium. My dad used to use it too. Tasted very metallic, wasn't a big fan of it.

The lite salt, I have used before, not bad...a combination of salt and salt substitute, so you don't get as much potassium. Doesn't taste bad at all.

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1/18/10 3:13 P

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my mom used to use the morton lite salt or maybe it was no salt..dont remember

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With any salt substitute, you have to watch your potassium levels, especially if you are on other medications that may increase potassium within your body.

What salt substitutes do is take out the salt and use potassium as the flavoring. Most items made without salt, except for no salt added items, usually have a salt substitute. The ketchup mentioned is very good tasting and you don't miss that there is no salt in it. Though I do take medication that increases my potassium levels so it is a concern for me, but as with all things....moderation, moderation, moderation.

Most salt subsitutes leave a bad taste to some, but the also salt doesn't have that nasty after taste.

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well i certainly didnt know about this fake salt and the ketcup..also didnt know to watch the potassium but good info worth looking into..thanks

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I absolutely love the stuff. The potassium isn't that big of a problem. Just watch out for the symptoms. I take 120meq potassium supplement a day (if you don't know, that's a HUGE amount). I'm not too worried about adding a little more from this ketchup, especially since it tastes SOOO good!

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No harm done....just wanted to clarify that it was mentioned that it was made with the also salt, a salt substitute and so on. That it isn't anything new. In fact several of the team members have tried it, one actually wrote a blog about how wonderful it tasted. Since I am on medication that can increase my potassium anyhow, I take caution in using this and limit it to only when I am wanting some unsalted french fries or onion rings (homemade of course). I mainly use malt vinegar for fries and fish, it brings a wonderful and suprisingly delicious flavor to things.

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Cindy I am so sorry, I told you I had memory problems LOL emoticon

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Cindy..sorry I don't recall it emoticon Not sure if I was a member yet, but probably. Products I know I've never seen and have never found, I probably just kind of glance over mention of them.
I'm glad to have found the site and the options they have there. I was surprised that the bottle didn't mention that generally it is recommended to check with a doctor or pharmacist before using a salt substitute, if one is on medications.



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I had mentioned it had Also Salt as a salt substitute in it about four or five months ago, when I first discovered it. I had mentioned how wonderful it tasted and how you do have to watch for potassium, as salt substitutes are made with extra potassium, so if it is an issue, the ketchup is not right for you. I guess no one took me seriously or wasn't really that intereseted at the time. Oh, well. Que sera sera.

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I had never heard of this either, thanks for the link. Be sure and check with your doctor before using this or any other salt substitute. Don't let the words "all nature" fool you. I am on meds that spare potassium, therefore I must be very careful. Also anyone with kidney issues needs to watch this too. I do use this ketchup when I can find it.

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I finally found the Heinz 'no salt' ketchup last night, and saw that it was made using something called "Also Salt". I've never heard anyone mention it having a salt substitute in it before, and I'd never heard of that one.
Here is a link to it:
www.alsosalt.com/

At their website, you can get a free packet, and lots of low sodium tips, etc.

Edited by: SONYA_J at: 1/15/2010 (09:02)


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