THIS is the worst dish you can order from a Chinese Takeaway
Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says.
Beef with black bean sauce is the worst offender, according to an analysis done of London Chinatown takeaway menus, with more than six grams of salt per serving, equivalent to an adult's total recommended daily allowance.
When served with egg fried rice, which also contains up to five grams of salt per portion, the total salt content rises to 11.5g, or twice the recommended daily limit.
For fans of sweet and sour chicken, the report, by campaign group Action on Salt, found tit o be the least salty dish, with around 2.3g of salt per portion. Few of the takeaway restaurant dishes came in at under 2g of salt though!
Eating too much salt has been linked to degenerative health conditions including heart disease.
The research also looked at supermarket ready meals and found that the saltiest Chinese dish was Slimming World’s Chinese Style Banquet Rice, which contained 4.4g of salt per pack.
By checking the nutritional values on food packaging can help you check how much salt you will be eating.