Confusing Sodium Labeling
In purchasing prepared products for the sodium-restricted diet, the number of terms can be downright unsettling. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rules apply.
In calculating sodium intake using any of these labels, keep in mind that they are given “per serving.” Often the serving size chosen by the manufacturer is unrealistically small. A handful of “low sodium” pretzels, if it equals three servings, can add more than 400mg in a few bites.