Product comparison: BLT and chicken fajita

The information on this page is historical. Food labels are changing and the term Guideline Daily Amount is being replaced by Reference Intake (RI). Read about the new nutrition labelling requirements.

Typical choices of sandwiches are BLT or a chicken fajita wrap are found in many convenience stores in the UK.

If you are watching your salt intake you can use the GDA to make the best choice for your needs:

  • Check: a quick look at the GDA label shows that the BLT sandwich contains 3.1 grams of salt, that's 52 percent of the GDA. The chicken fajita wrap contains 1.1 grams of salt, which is 18 percent of the GDA
  • Compare: Of the two products we can see the wrap contains less salt than the sandwich. In fact 2 grams less salt, which is 34 percent less of the GDA
  • Choose: If you are watching your salt intake you might want to choose the wrap because it contains less salt than the sandwich. If you do decide to choose the sandwich make sure you keep checking labels on the foods you choose throughout the day so you stay well within the 6 gram GDA for salt.

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More examples on how to use the GDA label by applying the check, compare and choose approach.