TABLE 4-8Sodium Content of Dairy Foods

Dairy FoodRACC AverageAverage Sodium Content (mg/RACC)Average Sodium Content (mg/100 g)
Whole milk240 mL ≈ 240 g9439
Skim milk240 mL ≈ 240 g10142
Yogurt225 g13560
American cheese30 g4521,505
Cheddar cheese30 g190632
Butter1 T ≈ 14 g81576
Vanilla ice cream½c ≈ 70 g5274
Chocolate pudding½ c ≈ 113 g349309

NOTE: c = cup; g = gram; mg = milligrams; mL = milliliter; RACC = reference amount customarily consumed; T = tablespoon.

SOURCES: 21 CFR 101.12; FDA, 2007.

From: 4, Preservation and Physical Property Roles of Sodium in Foods

Cover of Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States
Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake; Henney JE, Taylor CL, Boon CS, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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