Nutrition for Salt

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Salt Nutrition Summary

One teaspoon of salt (6 grams or 0.21 oz) contains zero calories and zero grams of protein. Salt consist of and less than 1% of water, carbohydrates, protein or total fat.

In one teaspoon of salt:

  • Sodium: 2325.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of calories, protein, sugar, dietary fiber, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in salt.

See the Salt Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Salt, table.

Calories in Salt

Salt has zero calories in 1 teaspoon.

Calories from Fat

Salt contains no fat.

Salt is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

Protein in Salt

Salt is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

Vitamins and Minerals in Salt

Salt is not known for its vitamin and minerals, but still contain trace amounts of a few nutrients.

Minerals in salt (1 tsp):
  • Calcium: 1.4 mg
  • Potassium: 0.5 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 0.1 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of phosphorus, copper, choline, vitamin a, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin e, folate, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in salt.

Salt Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Salt in Cooking

Salt is in the top 10 most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two teaspoons of salt.

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