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What do sodium claims such as ‘Reduced Sodium’ mean?

What do sodium claims such as ‘Reduced Sodium’ mean?

Definitions of sodium free, very low sodium, low sodium, reduced sodium, and light sodium:

Sodium Free

This claim means the food/beverage has less than 5 milligrams (mg) of sodium per serving.

Very Low Sodium

This claim means the food/beverage has 35 mg of sodium or less per serving.

Low Sodium

This claim means the food/beverage has 140 mg of sodium or less per serving.

Reduced Sodium

This claim means the food/beverage has at least 25% less sodium per serving than the regular product.

Light Sodium

This claim means the product has 50% less sodium than the regular product.

For example:

    • Progresso Garden Vegetable soup has 690 mg per serving.
    • Progresso Reduced Sodium Garden Vegetable soup has 450 mg per serving.

The Reduced Sodium soup has about 30% less sodium than the regular soup.

Source:
FDA (Food and Drug Administration)



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