Best Pantry Picks for a Low-Sodium Diet

We recommend these low-sodium and no-salt-added pantry staples. From condiments and vegetables to soup and meat, each product meets government standards to be labeled as a low-sodium food.

By Marsha McCulloch, RD, LD


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Foods for a Low-Sodium Pantry
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Foods for a Low-Sodium Pantry

    Make your pantry heart-healthy with these delicious low-sodium products. We searched grocery shelves high and low for the best salt-free and low-sodium condiments, veggies, beans, soups, tomato products, and meat.

    We also checked out the calorie, fat, and cholesterol content--making it easy for you to choose items to fit your meal plan.

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Low-Sodium Pick: Salad Dressing

    Product Name: Consorzio fat-free salad dressing, assorted flavors

    Nutrition Facts (1 tablespoon):
    Calories: 15
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 10 mg

    Heart-Healthy Tip: Try these zesty dressings with our favorite

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Chicken

    Product Name: Hormel breast of chicken in water, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts (2 ounces):
    Calories: 50
    Fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 30 mg
    Sodium: 70 mg

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Corn

    Product Name: Green Giant Niblets sweet corn, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts (1/3 cup)
    Calories: 15
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 10 mg

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Low-Sodium Pick: Dill Pickles

    Product Name: B&G Crunchy Kosher Dill Chips, unsalted

    Nutrition Facts (1 ounce, or about 5 pieces):
    Calories: 30
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 0 mg

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Low-Sodium Pick: Marinade

    Product Name: Mrs. Dash marinade, assorted flavors, salt-free

    Nutrition Facts (1 tablespoon)
    Calories: 25
    Fat: 1.5 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 0 mg

    Heart-Healthy Tip: Mix marinades with no-salt-added ketchup for a tangy barbecue sauce.

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Green Beans and Peas

    Product Name: Del Monte fresh cut French-style green beans and sweet peas, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)
    Calories: 20 (green beans), 60 (peas)
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 10 mg

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Chicken Broth

    Product Name: Shelton's all-natural chicken broth, fat free, low sodium

    Nutrition Facts (1 cup):
    Calories: 1
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 60 mg

    Heart-Healthy Tip: Try this low-sodium broth in our

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Low-Sodium Pick: Tomato Paste, Tomato Sauce, and Stewed Tomatoes

    Product Name: Hunt's tomato products, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts for Paste (2 tablespoons): Calories: 30
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 30 mg

    Nutrition Facts for Sauce (1/4 cup):
    Calories: 30
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 20 mg

    Nutrition Facts for Stewed (1/2 cup):
    Calories: 40
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 30 mg

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Soup

    Product Name: Health Valley Organic soup, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts for Tomato Soup (1 cup):
    Calories: 80
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 35 mg

    Nutrition Facts for Lentil Soup (1 cup):
    Calories: 100
    Fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 25 mg

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Mushrooms

    Product Name: Giorgio mushrooms, pieces & stems, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup):
    Calories: 15
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 25 mg

    Heart-Healthy Tip:

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Beans

    Product Name: Eden Organic beans, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts for Pinto Beans (1/2 cup):
    Calories: 110
    Fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 15 mg

    Nutrition Facts for Kidney Beans (1/2 cup):
    Calories: 100
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 15 mg

    Nutrition Facts for Garbanzo Beans (1/2 cup):
    Calories: 130
    Fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 30 mg

    Heart-Healthy Tip: Rising regular canned beans cuts sodium by up to 45 percent.

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Black Olives

    Product Name: Lindsay medium pitted olives, low sodium

    Nutrition Facts (5 olives):
    Calories: 25
    Fat: 2.5 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium: 40 mg

    Heart-Healthy Budget Tip: Major brands often sell regular and low-sodium varieties for the same price. Organic brands usually cost more.

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Low-Sodium Pick: Canned Tuna

    Product Name: Crown Prince Tongol tuna in spring water, no salt added

    Nutrition Facts (1/4 cup):
    Calories: 70
    Fat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 35 mg
    Sodium: 35 mg

    Heart-Healthy Tip: Try this tuna in our

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