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sodium intake- Annie's
8 years ago

Hi everyone,

I am new to the group, and I was wondering about the sodium in Annie's foods.  I do not want to intake too much sodium and do not know that much about how much is too much.  So could anyone tell me if Annie's foods has a healthy amount of sodium in the foods?

peace,

christen

Sodium Intake
8 years ago

Hi Christen

We saw your question and wanted to give you a little more information about the products. All of our nutrition facts are available on our web site: www.annies.com - if you have a specific question, it would probably be helpful to send it to the company directly.

I would also suggest talking to your doctor about what sodium levels are appropriate for you.

Sodium content
8 years ago
While Macaroni and Cheese is not necessarily a low-sodium meal, Annie's Macaroni and Cheese has 25% less sodium than Kraft's.

For a full side-by-side comparison of Annie's vs. Kraft, see: http://www.annies.com/annies/annies_competition.htm

Mark
Lower sodium version with my own take on it
8 years ago

I like Annie's Whole Wheat Shells and Cheddar but I don't love all the sodium.  So I recreated the dish a bit:

Make and drain the shells.  Mix about 1/4 package of the cheddar powder, a little milk and 1/4 c. of ricotta cheese (for moisture and only about 25 grams of sodium) into the pasta.  Add in some veggies, maybe mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli.  Serve it with an organic or grass-fed protein dish of your choice and a salad. Try it, it's delish.

thanks
8 years ago

Thanks everyone

peace,

christen

8 years ago
The question is not just sodium but what kind---grocery store Mortons type or unrefined seasalt. It is not good to overdo anything, even water. The right kind of salt is essential.
Sea Salt vs. Table Salt
8 years ago

Yo Christian,

Just so you know, Sea salt is a totaly different "animal" than table salt, such as Morton's.  And to put it bluntly, table salt will kill you.  For what it's worth, sea salt tastes better, too.

However, as the old saying goes, all things in moderation...  Excpt table salt.  Seriously, if you are truly concerned with your sodium intake and the health of your body you need to "kick table salt to the curb"...FOREVER!!!

8 years ago
I agree whole heartedly with the statement on the differences between Table salt and Sea Salt-two totally different animals. So yes kick the table salt to the curb and start using sea salt, it's much better for your body. (Sea Salt contains vital minerals , less sodium, and is much better(with less used) at flavor enhancement).
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