Which Brands of Bread Are Low in Salt?

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Bread, as a processed food, can contain high amounts of sodium. Approximately 77 percent of our daily intake of sodium can comes from processed and prepared foods, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Sodium Intake

  • The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of salt is less than 2,300 milligrams, as per the Institute of Medicine. People who have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other risk factors should consume less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day.

Low-Sodium Labeling

  • Labels displaying “low sodium” claim the product contains 140 milligrams or less of sodium per serving.

Sodium per Slice (90 to 140 milligrams)

  • These current brands have 90 milligrams to 140 milligrams of sodium per slice.
    Pepperidge Farm's Stoneground or Whole Grain 100 percent Whole Wheat; Whole Grain Oatmeal and 15 Grain varieties.

    Sara Lee's Heart Healthy Classic 100 percent Whole Wheat; Soft & Smooth 100 percent Honey Wheat and 100 percent Whole Wheat breads.

    Oroweat's Master’s Best Winter Wheat and Whole Grain Active Health breads.

Sodium per Slice (150 to 170 milligrams)

  • Pepperidge Farm's Whole Grain Swirl; Farmhouse Soft or Whole Grain 100 percent Whole Wheat; Whole Grain Double Fiber Soft 100 percent Whole Wheat.

    Home Pride's Whole Grains Honey Whole Wheat.

    Wonder's 100 percent Whole Grain and Stoneground 100 percent Whole Wheat.

    Oroweat: Double Fiber; Whole Grain 9 Grain, Flax or Honey Fiber.

    Roman Meal: All Natural Muesli, Multi-Whole, or Whole Grain Sweet Crunch.

Sodium per Slice (180 milligrams)

  • Roman Meal's All Natural Double Fiber; Roman Whole Grain; Golden Flax & Honey.

    Oroweat's Whole Grain & Oat with Corowise; Country 100 percent Whole Wheat.

    Pepperidge Farm's 100 percent Natural 9 Grain and 100 percent Whole Wheat.

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