The recommended daily allowance of salt is roughly this.
Now, of course, please don’t take this picture as license to go crazy with the salt shaker.
I merely meant it to be a useful imagining of the abstract numbers we get quoted on our nutrition labels.
In other words, the raw figures are:
2g of sodium, stated as 2300mg by the FDA (U.S.)
6g of salt, as determined by UK health experts
The discrepancy is explained by the following: Salt = sodium x 2.5
Note: this does not constitute medical advice in any shape or form; it is merely to prompt thought and personal research into wiser and personally tailored health decisions.