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Question about sodium content...

I saw a can of sardines that said 'NO SALT ADDED'. The sodium content was 200mg, only 50mg LESS than a regular can of sardines. How could this be? Would the fish itself have sodium?

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PSMother

Asked by PSMother at 11:03 PM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Yes, it seems like it would have sodium naturally, which is probably better for you than the sodium they're adding in the other can
    MicahsMom612

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 11:06 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • it says no salt ADDED. There is natural salt i'm guessing.
    mommy2be32509

    Answer by mommy2be32509 at 11:06 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • sardines live in salt water :) of course they have sodium.

    Sodium occurs naturally in MANY foods, it's not just in salt that's added to food like the kind in the shaker on the kitchen table.

    and BTW Salt is not just sodium, Salt is sodium chloride, so "no salt added" never means NO sodium.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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