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Treating Meniere’s Disease: Finding Low-Salt Foods

Many processed foods contain large amounts of salt to help preserve them and make them taste better. Read labels carefully before buying packaged foods, particularly canned foods. To get a better idea of the relative sodium content of some common foods, check the chart below. Use this information when you shop and eat out.

Meat, Poultry, and Fish

mg

Sirloin steak (3 oz)

53

Baked salmon (3 oz)

55

Chicken breast, roasted (3 oz)

64

Ground-beef patty (4 oz)

87

Chicken leg, fried (2.5 oz)

194

Tuna, canned (3 oz)

468

Hot dog (1)

504

Salami (2 slices)

607

Fast-food hamburger (4 oz)

763

Corned beef (3 oz)

802

Ham, canned (3 oz)

908

Smoked salmon (3 oz)

1700

 

 

Soups, Vegetables, and Fruit

 

Apple (1)

0

Banana (1)

1

Mixed vegetables, frozen (1 cup)

64

Mixed vegetables, canned (1 cup)

243

Chicken noodle soup, canned (1 cup)

1106

Tomato sauce, canned (1 cup)

1482

Sauerkraut (1 cup)

1560

 

 

Bread and Grains

 

Oatmeal, cooked without salt (1 cup)

2

Wheat bread (1 slice)

106

Italian bread (1 slice)

176

Bagel (1)

245

English muffin (1)

378

 

 

Dairy Products

 

Butter, salted (1 tbsp)

116

Milk (1 cup)

122

Sour cream (1 cup)

123

Margarine (1 tbsp)

134

Buttermilk (1 cup)

257

Cheddar cheese (1 cup)

701

Cottage cheese (1 cup)

911

Parmesan cheese (1 cup)

1861

 

 

Snacks, Drinks, Condiments, and Desserts

 

Orange juice (1 cup)

2

Peanuts, unsalted (1 cup)

22

Chocolate fudge (1 oz)

54

Diet cola, with saccharin (12 oz)

75

Club soda (12 oz)

78

Potato chips (10)

94

Mustard (1 tbsp)

129

Ketchup (1 tbsp)

156

Baked custard (1 cup)

209

Hard pretzel, Dutch style (1)

258

Shortbread cookies (2)

300

Chocolate pudding (1 cup)

880

Apple pie (1 slice)

476

Peanuts, salted (1 cup)

626

Vegetable juice cocktail (1 cup)

883

Dill pickle (1)

928

Pretzel twists (10)

966

 

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