The salt content of a sandwich is usually between 1g and 2g, but varies according to:
- product type
- portion size.
Average Salt by Main Ingredient
|Main Ingredient||Salt||Salt per 100g|
For more detailed data, select a main ingredient from the list below.
- Salt in Vegetarian Sandwiches
- Salt in Chicken Sandwiches
- Salt in Pork Sandwiches
- Salt in Fish Sandwiches
Average Salt by Product Type
|Product Type||Salt||Salt per 100g|
|Deli Bag Sandwich||2.19g||1.60g|
For more detailed data, select a product type from the list below.
Average Salt of Popular Sandwiches
Ham and bacon are salty ingredients and it’s the sandwiches containing them that top the list for salt content. Ham & mustard, chicken & bacon and BLT have the highest average amount of salt, although the lettuce and tomato give the BLT a relatively low amount of salt per 100g.
|Favourite||Salt||Salt per 100g|
|Cheese & Onion||1.52g||1.00g|
|Chicken & Bacon||1.88g||1.11g|
|Ham & Mustard||2.08g||1.61g|
For more detailed data, select a popular sandwich from the list below.
Average Salt by Brand
EAT. and Pret A Manger top the list when it comes to salt. Clearly, fresh and natural ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean low salt. Boots slides in as the brand with the least salt on average, cementing its reputation for healthy food.
|Brand||Salt||Salt per 100g|
|On the Go!||1.74g||0.85g|
|Pret A Manger||2.31g||1.16g|
For more detailed data, select a brand from the list below.
- Salt in M&S Sandwiches
- Salt in Boots Sandwiches
- Salt in EAT. Sandwiches
- Salt in Pret A Manger Sandwiches
The government recommend that adults eat no more than 6g of salt per day, but the average intake in reality is between 9g and 10g of salt per day. Be careful, because many sandwiches contain more than 2g of salt, or more than a third of the recommended daily intake.
To compare, a bag of Walkers Ready Salted Crisps only contains 0.5g of salt. This means that some sandwiches contain as much salt as seven bags of crisps!