3/12/2013 06:45:00 AM

Are Celebrity Chefs Putting Too Much Salt in Their Food?

A recent survey of roughly 700 meals at popular restaurants run by celebrity chefs has found many of them to have high levels of salt.

The research carried out by CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) tested a selection of meals from six restaurants including Brasserie Blanc (Raymond Blanc), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Frankie's (Marco Pierre White), Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay), Jamie's Italian and Fifteen (Jamie Oliver). On average Jamie’s Italian had the highest level of salt in their three dishes tested, whilst Dinner was shown to have the lowest.

Some dishes including Jamie Oliver's game meatballs and Gordon Ramsay's steamed mussels with cider cream sauce and fries contain more than the recommended daily allowance of salt. A spokesman for Jamie's Italian told the BBC that they are questioning the reliability of the survey as their own salt testing showed lower levels.

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