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Too Much Salt
In Canned Beans
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following charts below compare the amount of salt in commonly available baked beans and chili beans sold in California. Take note of the high amount of salt in these products. Just one can of these beans can make your blood pressure skyrocket within 2 hours, as much as 30 points. Limit your consumption of prepared, canned beans. READ THE LABELS.

Millions of Americans are killing themselves, by eating too many manufactured foods which contain far too much salt.

Salt in Baked Beans - Salt in Chili Beans -

Salt in Breakfast Cereals - Salt in Fast Food

30

100

60

30

80

80

30


Baked beans in cans

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Baked Beans - Salt Content Comparison Chart

Brand

Bush's Best
Bush's Best
Bush's Best
B & M
Van Camp's

Product

Country Style
Baked Beans
Grillin' Beans
Smokehouse Tradition
Grillin' Beans
Bourbon and Brown Sugar
Original
Baked Beans
Pork and Beans

Weight

Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can

Serving Size

4 ounces
16 ounces
4 ounces
22 ounces
4 ounces
22 ounces
4 ounces
16 ounces
4 ounces
15 ounces

Servings per Can

"About 3.5"
Actual 4
"About 5"
Actual 5.5
"About 5"
Actual 5.5
"About 3.5"
Actual 4
"About 3.5"
Actual 3.75

Sodium

680 mg
2,720 mg
570 mg
3,135 mg
490 mg
2,450 mg
390 mg
1,560 mg
390 mg
1,462 mg

Web Site

www.bushbeans.com
www.bushbeans.com
www.bushbeans.com
www.bmbeans.com
www.conagrafoods.com

Ingredients

Prepared white beans, water, brown sugar, sugar, modified corn starch, salt,
etc., etc.

Prepared white beans, water, brown sugar, onion, bell bepper, sugar, tomato puree (tomato paste, water), salt,
etc., etc.

Prepared white beans, water, brown sugar, onion, tomato puree (tomato paste, water), salt,
etc., etc.

Baked small pea beans with pork in sauce containing, water, sugar, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, salt,
etc., etc.

Prepared white beans, water, tomato puree (tomato paste, water), sugar, salt,
etc., etc.

Notes:
1. For baked beans, the serving size is arbitrarily set at 4 ounces. Why?
2. 16 divided by 4 is 4. So why do they lie, and say "3.5 grams"? This is a 12.5% falsification. Right on the label.
    Bush's labels are the most deceptive.
3. 22 divided by 4 is 5.5. So why do they lie, and say "5 grams"? This is a 9% falsification. Right in your face.
4. Why can't they state EXACT amounts? "About" is pure BULL!
5. Bush's Best are the worst, in terms of excess sodium content.
6. Van Camps purposely obscures their ingredient label, by printing black text on a VERY dark brown background.

140 - 940

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80



.
Individual American Daily Salt Consumption

Average Daily Consumption

3,500 mg

Old Guideline Maximum

2,300 mg

New Guideline Maximum

1,500 mg

JUST ONE CAN of prepared beans a day will give you more salt than is recommended by the conservative Federal Government.
The new guideline is especially recommended for those with hypertension, are over 40, or are African-American.



Chili beans in cans

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Chili Beans - Salt Content Comparison Chart

Brand

Stagg Chili
Dennison's
Raley's
Trader Joe's
XYZ

Product

Classic
Chili with Beans
Original Chili
Con Carne with Beans
Chili
with Beans
Beef Chili
with Beans
Chili Beans

Weight

Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can
Serving
Per Can

Serving Size

8 ounces
15 ounces
8 ounces
15 ounces
8 ounces
15 ounces
8 ounces
15 ounces
8 ounces
15 ounces

Servings per Can

"About 2"
Actual 1.87
"About 2"
Actual 1.87
"About 2"
Actual 1.87
"About 2"
Actual 1.87
"About 2"
Actual 1.87

Sodium

810 mg
1,519 mg
1,030 mg
1,931 mg
1,030 mg
1,931 mg
880 mg
1,645 mg
xxx mg
1,xxx mg

Web Site

www.staggchili.com
www.conagrafoods.com
(not on label)
www.raleys.com
(not on label)
www.traderjoes.com
(not on label)
www.example.com

Ingredients

Water, beef, tomatos, beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, dehydrated onions, chili seasoning (spices, paprika, sugar, salt, flavoring), modified corn starch, jalapeno peppers (contains vinegar), flavoring, salt, dehydrated bell peppers, spices

Cooked pink beans, meat ingredients (beef, pork), water, tomatos (water, tomato puree), contains less than 2% of: soy flour, spices, salt,

etc., etc.

Water, beans, beef, tomatoes (water, tomato paste), modified corn starch, corn flour, chili powder (chili peppers, flavoring), salt,

etc., etc.

Tomatos (water, tomatos, tomato paste, beef, water, beans, dehydrated onions, natural flavorings, modified food starch, paprika, jalapeno peppers, salt,

etc., etc.,

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Notes:
1. For chili beans, the serving size is arbitrarily set at 8 ounces. Why?
2. 15 divided by 4 is 1.875. So why do they lie, and say "2 grams"? This is a 6% falsification. Right in your face.
3. Why can't they state EXACT amounts? "About" is pure BULL! It is there for obfuscation only.
4. Dennison's and Raley's are the worst, in terms of excess sodium.

140-940

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80



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Vaughn's Other
Dietary SALT Related Pages

* Fast Food Salt

*
Safeway Signature Salt

*
Salt in Beans and Chili

* Salt in Progresso Soup

*
Salt in Trader Joe's




DISCLAIMER
The author has no medical training. No advice is intended.
Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors and misstatements are possible.
Consult your doctor for personal nutrition advice.

I could not find a chart like the above. So, I assembled this list of salty beans, to help myself understand excess salt in several prepared foods. I hope that it helps you.

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This Vaughns Too-Much-Salt Comparison Guide
was last updated on 2014-07-16.