Five foods you'd never know were high in salt

Even foods that don't taste salty can have dangerously high levels

Updated: 


Many foods contain 'hidden' salt in quantities that will surprise you, as this vide shows.

World Salt Awareness Week, which begins today (Monday 20 March 2017), aims at reminding people of the health risks associated with including too much salt in the diet.

See also: Five foods with scary quantities of salt

Salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, so by simply eating less, we can lower our chances of dying prematurely.

Many foods still have salt added to them - even foods that don't necessarily taste salty - so awareness is crucial.

The World Health Organisation recommends a 5g per day salt target.

World Salt Awareness Week runs from March 20-26 2017.