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Monday, February 8, 2010

Hidden Sodium

I had a conversation with my  mother earlier today about how the Cosi multigrain bread really isn't any better than the rustic version.  She mentioned receiving something in the mail recently which talked about the sodium content in potato chips versus pancake mix and how you'd be surprised to learn which had more.

This got me thinking and made me want to look in to this further.  So here's what I found.

A generic 8oz bag of salted potato chips has 1348mg of sodium (56% of the daily value). 
One cup of pancake mix (poured from the box) contains 1579mg of sodium (66% of the daily value).

Would you have ever guessed that in terms of sodium pancakes are worse than potato chips?  I wouldn't!

Read those labels folks!

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