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Too much salt curries ??
Many supermarket curries contain over half a teaspoon of salt per serving - almost half your recommended daily intake. Too much salt increases blood pressure and the risk of heart attack, while the high levels of saturated fat in some curries raise cholesterol.
Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Chicken Tikka Masala And Coriander Rice
£3.99 (500g), 697 calories, 37g fat, 10.5g saturates, 1.94g salt (1/3tsp)
Cream and butter provide half a woman's recommended daily intake of saturated fat (20g - 30g for men), but the onion and tomato content can be one of your five-a-day.
Health impact: Sainsbury's Taste the Difference chicken tikka masala, left, provides one of your five-a-day but Waitrose's version is high in calories
Waitrose Chicken Tikka Masala & Pilau Rice
£3.69 (500g), 826 calories, 36g fat, 11g saturates, 3.63g salt (3/4tsp)
Very high in calories. Provides over half a woman's saturated fat, largely because it's 34 per cent cream. Nicely balanced flavours, creamy and tomato.
Rice Asda Chicken Tikka Masala & Pilau
£2 (450g), 615 calories, 17.1g fat, 3.6g saturates, 3.3g salt (2/3tsp)
Vegetable-oil rather than cream-based, it's low in saturated fat but still provides more than half the recommended salt intake and two added teaspoons of sugar. Medium-spiced with a shiny, odd texture, perhaps due to lack of cream.
M&S Chicken Tikka Masala and Pilau Rice
£2.99 (400g), 660 calories, 27.2g fat, 10.4g saturates, 3g salt (2/3tsp)
With 22 per cent cream and the equivalent of half an adults recommended daily salt intake, this is not a heart-healthy option..
So think before you buy
Fast food are quick and simple answer for family meal times but little planning, can make your meal times healthy and cheaper.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:19)