This is the stuff of which revolutions are made

Trivial in and of itself, yes:

Heinz, the American company which bought the famous British brand in 2005, has changed the celebrated concoction that includes tomatoes, malt vinegar, molasses, dates, tamarind and secret spices to reduce the salt content.

The previous version of the brown sauce, which has become synonymous with fry-up breakfasts and bacon sandwiches, used to contain 2.1g of salt per 100g. The new version contains just 1.3g.

Changing the HP sauce recipe? On the very dodgy salt in the diet advice?

You know, the one where if you\’ve functioning kidneys then how much salt you ingest doesn\’t matter as any excess is excreted?

Reminds me of the way that Marmite was banned from the list of things that can be advertised to kids because of the salt content. They bansturbators not realising (or perhaps not caring) that content per 100 grammes isn\’t a very good guide to anything at all when people consume it in 5 gramme portions.

So we\’ve entirely diodgy science, being used to impose the wishes of the Puritans upon us. And one day we\’ll rise up and massacre them all as a result.

Well, we should at least.

5 thoughts on “This is the stuff of which revolutions are made”

  1. “You know, the one where if you’ve functioning kidneys then how much salt you ingest doesn’t matter as any excess is excreted?”

    While I have no idea whether salt is worth worrying about or not generally, I certainly have ingested too much salt before. It wasn’t pleasant.

  2. “And one day we’ll rise up and massacre them all as a result.”

    No the left and other assorted idiots will encourage everyone to rise up and massacre the likes of you for daring to say that their wrong thinking and policies are wrong. You know like the riots and strikes fermented by the left we see now demanding that what is wrong is kept wrong.

  3. It’s also got its merits on cheese. But, lest the residents in furrin parts don’t know it, I have to tell you that the label no longer gives you a lovely wee French lesson.

  4. “You know, the one where if you’ve functioning kidneys then how much salt you ingest doesn’t matter as any excess is excreted?”

    Hmm. Although it’s true that one of the functions of the kidneys is to remove excess salts, it handles salt and calcium in parallel and eating too much salt may cause too much calcium to stay in the urine. Too much calcium in the urine is one cause of kidney stones, which although not life threatening can be extremely painful.

    This is just by way of example that the kidneys are not the “get out of jail free” mechanism which you suggest. Oh, and the science isn’t “dodgy” as you claim. The science is clear, it’s the epidemiological data and its interpretation which is ambiguous.

    None of which, I readily admit, justifies Heinz’ eccentric decision.

  5. I’ve got about two years’ worth in the fridge (below about 3 deg C, it’s immortal.) Then what? Bloody health Nazis.

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