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Food Category

Food Item

Percentage of Sodium Contributed Within the Food Category

Beverages = 2.2% of total daily sodium

Non-carbonated sweetened drink

28.0

Regular soda

25.2

Sugar-free soda

12.8

Coffee

11.7

Beer

7.3

Tea

6.7

Liquor

6.6

Wine

1.0

Low-calorie or sugar-free drink

0.8

Beans, nuts, and seeds = 2.1% of total daily sodium

Baked or refried beans

37.6

Nuts

18.7

Beans

16.8

Protein or meal enhancement

12.4

Peanut or almond butter

6.9

Soy products

5.9

Seeds

1.8

Fruit = 0.1% of total daily sodium

Citrus juice

25.8

Non-citrus juice

24.5

Avocado or guacamole

13.8

Fresh melon

12.4

Other fresh fruit

4.5

Other canned or frozen

3.2

Fresh banana

3.0

Fresh apple

2.6

Fresh grapes

2.2

Canned or frozen peaches

1.9

Dried fruit

1.5

Applesauce, canned or frozen apples

1.3

Fresh watermelon

1.2

Fresh berries

0.9

Fresh pear

0.6

Fresh other citrus

0.3

Canned or frozen pineapple

0.2

Lemon or lime—any form

0.0

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.



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