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    Default High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    I noticed that the sodium levels are higher in Organic foods such as broth, soups, pasta sauce, beans, canned veggies and so on. Why do you suppose this is?

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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    I'd say that ANYTHING that is processed and canned would have high sodium levels.
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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    That's very true. This is due to the fact that sodium adds cheap flavor, and it also increases the shelf life of the product a considerable amount...

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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    In Europe we can get organic beans canned without any salt (or sugar, just water). Biona is a good brand from this point of view, and I noticed Waitrose own-brand canned chickpeas are now the same.

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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    i've been buying organic canned beans for years and i haven't had any trouble finding ones without any salt.
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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    Oh, really? I'll correct my post then Not really sure how long we've been getting the Biona ones for.

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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    i've bought many different brands (spoilt for choice here i guess) and even Asda have quite a good range of tinned organic pulses without salt now
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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    Could be that the UK is more forward thinking in this area, lucky you
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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    Maybe i will spend more time at the grocery and read the labels more. Maybe i am not looking hard enough.

    Thanks for all the input!

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    Default Re: High Sodium in Organic Processed Foods

    I too have noticed that some organic foods have more salt than the exact same make in the non-organic version. Heinz Baked Beans are one example. Organic version has more salt than regular non-organic version.

    On the other hand, ASDA own-brand organic baked beans are lower in salt than the regular Heinz ones.

    It is a case of shopping around and not buying anything that's too salty. If that means choosing non-organic over organic sometimes, then that's how it has to be. It's probably worth writing to the manufacturers and saying why you won't buy their product, though.

    Most plain canned veg and beans are now available in plain water rather than salted water, in both organic and non-organic versions, which is great.
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