Sanderson launches Sack the Sodium programme

11-09-2009 | | |

Sanderson Farms launches Sack the Sodium, which is a programme aimed at helping sports fans create healthier tailgating menus with lower sodium recipes.

One key to healthier tailgating dishes is starting with ingredients lower in sodium, such as Sanderson Farms 100% natural chicken, the company states.

Sanderson Farms has developed lower sodium recipes and useful tips to help fans successfully tailgate this fall as the football season kicks off. From chicken sliders and buffalo tenders to cheesy chicken spread and chicken kabobs, Sanderson Farms says it has created healthier versions of some classic tailgate dishes.

Consumers will buy nearly $20 bln of fresh chicken this tailgate season with the belief that it’s healthy and natural. However, some companies pump their chicken with saltwater and other additives, even though they are allowed to label it “All Natural”. Directly out of the package, a single serving (4 oz.) of pumped chicken may contain more than 440 mg of sodium, sya Sanderson Farms, while a serving of truly natural chicken contains only about 70 mg of sodium (naturally occurring).

This means pumped chicken has more sodium than a large order of fast food french fries (350 mg), says the company. For the millions of Americans on a sodium-restricted diet, a serving of saltwater-enhanced chicken can unknowingly be over half of their daily allowance before it’s even seasoned or prepared for cooking.


Source: Sanderson Farms

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Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist