Pizza Hut's Pizza Is Saltier In America Than Anywhere Else In The World

December 18, 2014 10:43 PM

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It seems limiting our salt consumption may be easier said than done. A recent international survey released by World Action on Salt & Health found that Pizza Hut pizzas in the U.S. contain about 70 percent more salt than the same pizzas in Canada and New Zealand. Because the chain sells different menu items internationally, the survey examined five pizzas that have the most global continuity. Served stateside, the Pepperoni Thin 'N Crispy pizza contains 1,080 milligrams of sodium for every half slice. In Canada, that same half slice contains 718 milligrams of sodium. The salt was measured in milligrams per 3.5 ounce of pizza to eliminate the influence of portion size.

We shouldn't have to cross the border to reduce our sodium intake. "If Pizza Hut can serve less salty pizzas to their customers in Canada and New Zealand, the company should be able to slash salt levels in the American versions of the same -- and all its other -- pizzas," said Michael F. Jacobson, t...

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