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Mozzarella - is it salty?

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Annabellemary Thu 14-Aug-08 09:11:32

Yesterday I informed my health visitor that I was doing really well with finger feeding my 10 month old dd and mentioned that she liked mozzarella cheese but HV insisted that mozzarella is rather salty so to limit the amount i give.

on the nutrition chart on the back of the packaging it states that per 100g contains 0.2g of sodium and that 30g contains the equivalent of 0.2g of salt.

Is that salty as most things seem to have 0.1g

SqueakyPop Thu 14-Aug-08 09:13:01

I don't think it is salty - you have to add loads to make it taste of anything.

mammyjo Thu 14-Aug-08 09:40:43

I don't think it is particularly salty, no more so than other hard cheeses afaik. 0.2gr of salt in 30gr doesn't sound excessive. I am assuming your dd doesn't eat huge amounts in one sitting!

WhereTheWildThingsWere Thu 14-Aug-08 09:43:37

Not really salty, could she have confused it with feta?

stirlingmum Thu 14-Aug-08 13:19:50

Halloumi and feta are salty but mozzarella isnt.

Could be another case of a HV talking out of her a*se grin

Annabellemary Thu 14-Aug-08 13:51:57

Thanks for that, they are my thoughts entirely. I think it is another case of a health visitor talking out of her ar$e. Mozzarella does not seem salty at all to me and after checking the nutrition charts of most things they usually have 0.01 of sodium at least. If I had told her that my daughter was doing really well drinking water she would have probably told me to limit it a bit as water is a bit too salty. black is white kind of thing.

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