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Lower Sodium - Rinse Your Canned Veggies!

by Scott G. on September 3, 2013

While the convenience of canned veggies is great, they're usually high in sodium. To lower the amount of sodium, opt for low-sodium or no salt added varieties. You can also drain and rinse veggies - removing up to 35% of the sodium added during the canning process.

 

 

RESOURCES:
NCBI - "Effect of water rinsing on sodium content of selected foods"
Today's Dietitian - "Reducing Sodium in Canned Beans - Easier Than 1-2-3"
USDA - "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference"
FDA - "Sodium in Your Diet: Using the Nutrition Facts Label to Reduce Your Intake"
University of New Hampshire publication, "food 4 thought"
NCBI - "Preservation and Physical Property Roles of Sodium in Foods"

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