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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - SHOCKING LEVELS OF SALT HIDDEN IN YOUR CURRY NIGHT, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS

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CASH - Consensus Action of Salt & Health

FACT: A bought curry with all the extras (Rice, Naan, Sag Aloo, Poppadom and Chutney) could provide over 20.5g of salt, the equivalent of over THREE times your maximum recommended intake of 6g a day

29.04.10. The new research from CASH surveyed 784 products in the largest survey of its kind in the UK, across supermarket shelves, independent shops and takeaway restaurants. The survey reveals very high levels of salt hidden in bought Indian & South Asian cuisine including; takeaways, ready meals, cooking sauces, chutneys, pickles and side dishes.

Curry dishes frequently top the poll as the UK’s favourite meals, but these findings highlight that the nation is blindly consuming dangerous levels of salt. As well as main curry dishes being high in salt; you can more than DOUBLE your salt intake with extras such as chutney and Naan bread. The lack of clear labelling on the packaging, combined with the spicy ingredients masking the salty flavour, makes it very hard for people to know how much salt they are eating. Read or download (PDF 530KB right click "Save Link/Target As") the complete survey here.

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