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Some Chinese ready meals

found to have more salt than 11 bags of crisps

 

 

UK health experts have recommended that Chinese takeaway dishes and ready meals should carry a health warning due to high salt levels.

 

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Chinese takeaways and ready meals should carry compulsory health warning labels on menus and packaging to alert consumers to “astonishing and harmful” salt levels, UK health experts have recommended.

 

The worst-offending Chinese takeaway dishes in a survey published on Tuesday by Action on Saltwere found to contain as much salt as five McDonald’s Big Macs, while many had more than half an adult’s entire daily allowance.

 

Supermarket Chinese ready meals were also laden with salt, with some containing more than the amount found in two Pizza Express margherita pizzas, the report reveals. Some rice dishes contained more salt than 11 bags of ready salted crisps. 

 

Action on Salt is leading a group of health experts in calling on Public Health England to set tough new salt targets, make front-of-pack labelling mandatory and to follow New York’s lead by requiring chains to put warning labels on high-salt dishes. They are also urging the food industry and restaurants to reduce salt by reformulating takeaways and ready meals.

 

Of 141 supermarket Chinese ready meals analysed, nearly half (43%) were high in salt – containing more than 1.5g/100g, or 1.8g per portion – which would trigger a red “traffic light” label.

 

The Action on Salt survey found extremely high salt content in supermarket Chinese ready meals

 

 

 

 
The Action on Salt survey found extremely high salt content in supermarket Chinese ready meals
 

Retailer Product Name Category Pack size (g) Serving size (g) Salt per serving (g)
Iceland Slimming World Chinese Style Banquet Rice 550g Fried rice 550 na 4.4
Iceland Iceland 10 Duck Spring Rolls 200g Spring rolls 200 20 0.2
Iceland (Sharwood's) Sharwood's Prawn Crackers 60g Prawn crackers 60 30 0.51
Iceland (Blue Dragon) Blue Dragon Original Sweet Chilli Sauce 300ml Sweet chilli 300ml na 0.65
Morrisons Morrisons Chinese Chicken in Black Bean Sauce & Egg Fried Rice 450g Black bean 450 420 3.5
Morrisons Morrisons Crackers Prawn 80g Prawn crackers 80 20 0.5
Morrisons Morrisons Chinese Takeaway Chicken Spring Rolls 240g Spring rolls 240 60 0.63
Morrisons Morrisons Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce Sweet chilli 200 36 1
Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer Crispy Sweet & Sour Chicken Banquet 500g Sweet & sour 500 500 4.13
Marks & Spencer M&S Spring Rolls 6 Vegetable 215g Spring rolls 215 35.5 0.48
Marks & Spencer M&S Prawn Crackers 50g Prawn crackers 50 25 0.55
Marks & Spencer M&S Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce 300ml Sweet chilli 230 na 0.38
Waitrose Waitrose Chinese Chicken Chow Mein 400g Chow mein 400 400 3.8
Waitrose Waitrose 6 Duck Spring Rolls 216g Spring rolls 216 36 0.24
Waitrose Waitrose Light & Crunchy Prawn Crackers Prawn crackers 50 25 0.54
Waitrose Waitrose Cooks Ingredients Sweet Chilli Sauce Sweet chilli 295 30 0.88
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's Beef in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Fried Rice 450g Black Bean 450 450 3.96
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's 6 Hoisin Duck Spring Rolls 240g Spring rolls 240 80 0.81
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's Prawn Crackers 80g Prawn crackers 80 25 0.46
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's Sweet Chilli Sauce 300g Sweet chilli 300 15 0.19
The Co-Operative Coop Chicken Chow Mein 450g Chow mein 450 450 3.42
The Co-Operative Coop Vegetable Spring Rolls 200g Spring rolls 200 100 0.36
The Co-op (Sharwood's) Sharwood's Prawn Crackers 60g Prawn crackers 60 30 0.51
The Co-op (Blue Dragon) BlueBlue Dragon Original Sweet Chilli Sauce 300ml Sweet chilli 300ml na 0.65
Lidl Chef Select Chow Mein Chicken 400g Chow mein 400 400 2.83
Lidl Snaktastic Crackers Prawn 100g Prawn crackers 100 25 0.54
Lidl (Blue Dragon) Blue Dragon Original Sweet Chilli Sauce 300ml Sweet chilli 300ml na 0.65
ASDA Asda Chinese Chicken Curry 450g Curry 450 225 1.5
ASDA Asda Chicken Fried Rice 400g Fried rice 400 200 1.1
ASDA Asda Prawn Crackers 40g Prawn crackers 40 20 0.41
ASDA Asda 4 Hoisin Duck Spring Rolls 240g Spring rolls 200 50 0.46
ASDA Asda Sweet Chilli Sauce 200ml Sweet chilli 200ml 15ml 0.21
Aldi Simply Bistro Chicken Sweet & Sour 400g Sweet & sour 400 400 2.4
Aldi Worldwide Foods Fried Rice Egg Classic 250g Egg fried rice 250 125 0.54
Aldi Asian Cuisine Spring Rolls 4 Vegetable 240g Spring rolls 240 60 0.36
Aldi Asia Specialities Sweet Chilli Sauce 300g Sweet chilli 300 15 0.25
Tesco Tesco Chicken in Black Bean 350g Black bean 350 318 2.1
Tesco Tesco 4 Duck Spring Rolls 200g Spring rolls 200 49 0.5
Tesco Tesco Prawn Crackers 60g Prawn crackers 60 20 0.3
Tesco Tesco's Egg Fried Rice 250g Egg fried rice 250 245 0.1
Tesco Tesco Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce 290g Sweet chilli 290 58 0.52

 

 

“Salt is the forgotten killer as it puts up our blood pressure, leading to tens of thousands of unnecessary strokes, heart failure and heart attacks every year,” said Graham MacGregor, the chairman of Action on Salt and a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary University of London.

 

“Reducing salt is the most cost-effective measure to reduce the number of people dying or suffering from strokes or heart disease. We are now calling on Public Health England to take immediate action.”

Accompanying rice dishes, spring rolls and prawn crackers – and soy sauce – can pile on the salt in a Chinese meal. Iceland’s takeaway egg fried rice has a “shocking” 4.1g salt per 350g pack – more than in 11 bags of ready salted crisps.

Dishes from six Chinese restaurants were also analysed, with 97% found to contain 2g of salt or more. More than half (58%) contained in excess of 3g of salt per dish – half an adult’s maximum recommended daily intake.

At the start of salt awareness week, Action on Salt is calling on Public Health England to revive the UK’s salt reduction programme. The last set of salt targets drawn up under the Department of Health’s responsibility deal was published in 2014.

“The findings from the survey are very concerning,” said Hemini Bharadia of Blood Pressure UK. “We are all eating too much salt. This can lead to high blood pressure causing strokes and heart attacks, most of which could be avoided through better lifestyle choices.”

 

“Salt is the forgotten killer as it puts up our blood pressure, leading to tens of thousands of unnecessary strokes, heart failure and heart attacks every year,” said Graham MacGregor, the chairman of Action on Salt and a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary University of London.

 

 

“Reducing salt is the most cost-effective measure to reduce the number of people dying or suffering from strokes or heart disease. We are now calling on Public Health England to take immediate action.”

 

Accompanying rice dishes, spring rolls and prawn crackers – and soy sauce – can pile on the salt in a Chinese meal. Iceland’s takeaway egg fried rice has a “shocking” 4.1g salt per 350g pack – more than in 11 bags of ready salted crisps.

 

Dishes from six Chinese restaurants were also analysed, with 97% found to contain 2g of salt or more. More than half (58%) contained in excess of 3g of salt per dish – half an adult’s maximum recommended daily intake.

 

At the start of salt awareness week, Action on Salt is calling on Public Health England to revive the UK’s salt reduction programme. The last set of salt targets drawn up under the Department of Health’s responsibility deal was published in 2014.

 

“The findings from the survey are very concerning,” said Hemini Bharadia of Blood Pressure UK. “We are all eating too much salt. This can lead to high blood pressure causing strokes and heart attacks, most of which could be avoided through better lifestyle choices.”

 

 

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the two major causes of death in the world are ischemic cardiopathies and cerebrovascular diseases, directly caused by arterial hypertension :yes::( 

 

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Love chinese food, but much prefer preparing it myself at home.   chef.gif

I even got from @nIGHT  an original chinese recipe for sweet-sour pork.  yummy.gif   Delicious !

 

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