Cash Finds Excess Amount of Salt in Breads

Cash Finds Excess Amount of Salt in Breads

It seems slowly and gradually each and every food product would get traffic light coding. Earlier, it was about muesli and now it is about breads, which have been found to be having more salt than required.

The new came in to limelight when 300 breads were checked by Campaign for Action on Salt and Health (Cash) officials. As per rule book, bread should not contain more than 1g in 100 g mix, but in some bread it would found to be more than that. Some of the many bread companies which were found to be having increased salt content in their products were, Cranks Seeded Farmhouse, Cranks Seeded Farmhouse and Morrisons Thick Sunflower & Pumpkin Loaf.

Intake of salt differs from person to person and also depends upon age. Medical guidelines suggest that an infant should have less than 2g of salt in a day and an adult should restrict to 6g. Salt when taken excess could create havoc as it could lead to high blood pressure and in advanced cases could also cause cardiac arrest.

Dieticians are of the view that color coding should be introduced which indicates the salt level in breads. Research would be conducted to find out the ways to reduce salt content.

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