Crackers are a convenient snack, but can be high in salt. Which options have lower sodium levels?
Crackers can be a great vehicle to savour a range of lunch or snack toppings. But one of the things that can hide away in crackers is salt, otherwise known as sodium chloride.too much sodium in our diet can contribute to high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease.choosing a lower sodium cracker and keeping to the serving size can help us avoid blowing out our dietary target for the day.
For adults, the suggested dietary target (sdt) for sodium is no more than 2000mg daily. That’s about 1 teaspoon of salt.most of us get too much sodium and 75-80 per cent of the sodium we get is from processed foods.
We compared the amount of sodium in these favourite foods to the recommended daily intake for adults.
Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.
0.3mg sodium in 25g (2 crackers)
0% of SDT
40mg sodium in 23g (3 crackers)
2% of SDT
52mg sodium in 10g (7 crackers)
2.6% of SDT
58mg sodium in 20g (2 crackers)
2,9% of SDT
104mg sodium in 23.2g (4 crackers)
5.2% of SDT
112mg sodium in 20g (3 crackers)|
5.6% of SDT
114mg sodium in 18g (6 crackers)
5.7% of SDT
116mg sodium in 18g (6 crackers)
5.8% of SDT
120mg sodium in 20g (4 crackers)
6% of SDT
154mg sodium in 27g (8 crackers)
7.7% of SDT
200mg sodium in 26g (4 crackers)
10% of SDT
270mg sodium in 27.8g (2 crackers)
13.5% of SDT