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14 April 2011

The horrible truth about pizza

A new survey has revealed excessively high sodium levels in many pizzas around the world, with the top offender containing over twice the amount of sodium found in seawater.

A survey has revealed excessively high sodium levels in many pizzas around the world, with some pizzas containing twice the salt content of the same pizzas in other countries; and the survey's top offender containing over twice the amount of sodium found in seawater.

Even identical pizza products made by the same company were found to contain wide variations in sodium content. For example, a Hawaiian take away pizza from Pizza Hut in New Zealand contains 0.91g sodium per 100g, over twice as much sodium compared to the same pizza from Pizza Hut in Canada (0.43g sodium per 100g). The same can be said for pizzas from Dominoes, with a Hawaiian pizza bought from Dominoes in the USA containing 0.97g sodium per 100g, more than double the sodium compared to a Hawaiian pizza bought in the UK with 0.4g sodium per 100g.

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