What is the difference between sodium and salt?
Salt is sodium chloride (sodium plus chlorine). The sodium in the salt is what you have to look out for. 40% of salt is sodium. If sodium is listed on the label’s nutritional information instead of salt you have to multiply the amount by 2.5 to get the equivalent salt content. For example, if a portion of food contains 1g of sodium per 100g, you will know it contains 2.5g of salt per 100g.