Too much Sodium in Bread
Has anyone come across a low sodium bread in Alberta stores (like cobs bread)?
Mar 26th, 2021 10:48 pm
Mar 27th, 2021 1:08 am
Probably due to using baking soda/powder as a riser instead of yeast? Can buy yeast-leavened bread at a good bakery though it'll probably cost you (time required to rise and proof), or do what many have been doing and make your own (bread machine will work). Can even make it w/o any added salt though it can taste insipid and bland.
Mar 27th, 2021 2:41 am
I didn't read correctly at first and panicked! I saw 270mg sodium.
Mar 27th, 2021 8:32 am
Mar 27th, 2021 8:46 am
Mar 27th, 2021 10:08 am
Baking your own bread is stupid simple and a rewarding process. Bake your own and you need nothing but flour, water, salt (optional but flavour) and yeast. Look up artisan no kneed bread recipe and get going.
Mar 27th, 2021 11:01 am
Looking up nutrition facts.
Mar 27th, 2021 12:31 pm
Why have sodium at all? No taste? Any healthier alternatives?gr8dlr wrote: ↑ Looking up nutrition facts.
75g for 2 slice portion (75,000mg)
270mg of sodium. That's milligram not grams.
=> 0.36% salt.
My homemade bread is usually 1% salt as a percentage of the flour content for reference. At 70% hydration, the salt content is 0.58% of the flour/water b4 baking.
I never weighed my bread after baking...anyone? I think that 0.36% salt likely is not way out of line.
Mar 27th, 2021 12:37 pm
Mar 27th, 2021 12:39 pm
My recipe is 7g for a 2lb loaf (907g) but I usually use less than that (I hope).
Mar 27th, 2021 12:41 pm
are you diabetic or high blood pressure?
Mar 27th, 2021 12:53 pm
Try making your own bread without salt...and you'll see why you can't exclude it. I've done it by accident (ie forgot to add salt) and it's not "GOOD EATS".playnicee1 wrote: ↑ Why have sodium at all? No taste? Any healthier alternatives?
How to convert Milligrams to Grams
1 milligram (mg) is equal to 1/1000 grams (g).
1 mg = (1/1000) g = 0.001 g
The mass m in grams (g) is equal to the mass m in milligrams (mg) divided by 1000:
m(g) = m(mg) / 1000
Convert 5mg to grams:
m(g) = 5 mg / 1000 = 0.005 g
https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/wei ... -gram.html
Mar 27th, 2021 1:23 pm
Mar 28th, 2021 12:06 pm
Yes, salt not only controls the rising process so it is needed chemically but it adds significant needed flavour. Otherwise you may as well play with papier mache & eat the paste. (I made white bread without salt just to see what would happen & when I tried to unload it on the local ducks, even they would not eat it.)
Mar 28th, 2021 12:25 pm
Have you ever forgotten to add the salt to your homemade bread? It's inedible!
Mar 28th, 2021 12:30 pm
...which is loaded with salt. My bottle of Kikkoman says that one tablespoon (15 mL) has 960mg of sodium, which is 2.4g of salt.
Mar 28th, 2021 12:37 pm
Mar 28th, 2021 12:45 pm
I have, a few times. Some a mistake (I've also forgotten to add yeast), some deliberate. It actually isn't too bad if you've been on a low sodium diet.
Mar 28th, 2021 12:59 pm
maybe eat a half slice at breakfast and half slice at lunch
Mar 28th, 2021 6:26 pm
Plenty of times. But I never make plain white bread, and love the flavour yeast gives.