Foods With Too Much Sodium

Food / Average sodium content (mg)
Table salt, 1 tsp / 2,325
BK Big Fish sandwich / 1,540
Whopper with cheese / 1,450
Baking soda, 1 tsp / 1,260
Fast-food biscuit with egg & sausage / 1,210
Big Mac / 1,040
Anchovies, canned, 1 oz / 1,040
Pasta sauce, canned, 1 cup / 1,025
Beef broth/bouillon, 1 packet / 1,020
Soy sauce, 1 Tbsp / 900
Pretzels, 2 oz / 820
Salami, 2 oz / 820
Cottage cheese, 1 cup / 800
Sauerkraut, ½ cup / 780
Ham, 2 slices (2 oz) / 740
Herring, pickled, 3 oz / 740
Fast-food cheeseburger w/ condiments / 700
Smoked salmon, 3 oz / 670
Tomato juice, 1 cup / 650
Chicken McNuggets, six / 600
Pickle, 2 oz / 570
Bacon, 3 strips / 550
Beef/pork hot dog / 500

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Publication Review By: Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D. and Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.

Published: 15 Mar 2011

Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013