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Sodium and Pasta Sauce

Low Sodium shopping and eating can be difficult. So our busy shopping bees have done some of the busy work for you!!!

This week we compare two separate tomato sauces. What have YOU been eating?

Muir Glen Organic No Salt Added Tomato Sauce

Serving Size 1/4 cup

Nutrition Facts

Calories 25

(Kilojoules 105)

  % DV**
Total Fat0 g0%
Sat. Fat0 g0%
Trans Fat0 g 
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium30 mg1%
Total Carbs.5 g2%
Dietary Fiber1 g4%
Sugars2 g 
Protein1 g 
Calcium0 mg 
Note: A dash indicates no data is available.

Now, bees like things fast and easy (who doesn’t really). And pasta HAS to be one of the easiest quick fixes around. Unfortunately, most pasta sauces are FILLED with SUGAR and SODIUM! The bees were amazed at what they had been eating all this time, especially with the organic and all natural labels. This tomato sauce was the only one we found in the entire store that had this low amount of sodium. Talk about frustration! But one whole can, because who only eats half a can, of this tomato sauce has only 206 mgs of sodium.

Click to read more about what you are already eating!!!

Prego Traditional Pasta Sauce Serving Size 1/4 cup

Nutrition Facts

Calories 80

(Kilojoules 334)

  % DV**
Total Fat3 g5%
Sat. Fat0 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium580 mg24%
Total Carbs.13 g4%
Dietary Fiber3 g12%
Sugars10 g 
Protein2 g 
Calcium20 mg 
Note: A dash indicates no data is available.

HOLY COW!!! We LOVE Prego, it’s so tasty, and easy. Two of our favorite things. But, that amount of SODIUM, is out of control! 580 mgs for 1/4 cup?!?! Compared to 30mgs in the Muir Glen. For 15 oz it would be 3854mgs of SODIUM!!! That’s almost twice the allowed amount for one day!

We understand that this can of sauce may need some adjusting, such as adding oregano, basil, or pepper, but it’s a start. Just don’t forget to add in the amount of sodium you’ll be eating in the pasta. And we’d just skip the garlic bread all together.

For you Mysties… here ya go!

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