Sodium in Condiments - Catsup, Mustard, Mayo

Article by Diet Bites


When Little Things Add Up to Excessive Salt Consumption

Such is the case with condiments - the little extras that we put in or onto our foods to add flavor, zest and texture - and at times, pretty colors that entertain the eyes.

After all, how can a plain French fry compare with one that is wearing a red coat of ketchup?

Most Condiments Low in Calories

And it only takes a tiny bit to liven-up food and at times, our beverages. Because so little is needed the calorie content isn't concerning - excepting for a few items like liver Pate`.

Then there are those which are quite steep in salt content - such as Chow-Chow. For 1/2 cup, it contains over 1500 milligrams of salt.

Other condiments to monitor which are extreme in values include olives, pickles, soy sauce, salsa, hot sauces, pickled foods such as sweet relish, and Teriyaki sauce.

Sodium in Ketchup, Jams, Mayo, Mustard, Olives, Hummus, BBQ Sauce

FOOD SELECTION

SERVING SIZE

SODIUM MILLIGRAMS

Apple Butter

1 Tablespoon

trace

BBQ Sauce

1 Tablespoon

133

Cashew Butter

1 Tablespoon

2

Catsup

1 Tablespoon

175

Chow Chow, Sour

1/2 cup

1,550

Hoisin Sauce

1 Tablespoon

258

Horseradish, Prepared

1 Teaspoon

5

Hummus

1/3 cup

200

Jams/Jellies/Preserves

1 Tablespoon

2

Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon

trace

Margarine, Soft

2 Teaspoons

110

Margarine, Stick

2 Teaspoons

95

Mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon

75

Mustard, prepared, yellow, 1 tsp or 1 packet

1 Tablespoon

57

Mustard, Brown

1 Tablespoon

200

Mustard, Yellow

1 Tablespoon

190

Olives, ripe, canned (x-large) - 5 olives

1 Tablespoon

162

Olives, Green

5 large

550

Pate`

1 ounce

200

Peanut Butter

2 Tablespoons

160

Pickle relish, sweet

1 Tablespoon

122

Pickle Relish, sour

1 Tablespoon

225

Pickles - Dill

1-2 ouncer

850

Pickles - Sour

1-1 ouncer

450

Pickles - Sweet

1-1 ouncer

350

Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill - 1 large pickle

1 Tablespoon

569

Salad dressing, mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon

78

Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon

902

Teriyaki Sauce, ready-to-serve

1 Tablespoon

690

Vinegar - White & Apple Cider

1 Tablespoon

trace

 

 

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