LED Salt Meter measures sodium level in your food


We already know that sodium doesn’t do any good to our body but it is almost impossible to skip sodium in our diet. Every food we eat has at least a little bit of salt in it. Consuming high levels of salt could lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases and other health issues, yet many people don’t even care about it. So, what’s the least way to consume salt yet get the best taste out of it? Well, there is the handy LED Salt Meter to help you out with that matter.

Developed by Thanko from Japan, the handy salt meter measures salt level in your food. CNET wrote:

This portable salt content thermometer, as it were, works with soup broth and is geared to people who love dishes like ramen or udon noodles. It also works with curry and pasta sauce.

With this device, anyone can measure saltiness in their food. All you need to do is insert the device into “liquid or semi-liquid food with a temperature of about 140 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit.” Powered by lithium batteries, the device displays salt levels on the LED display which scales from 0.3 to 2 percent. The only downside is that it doesn’t work on solid food or cold food. Still it is one of the ways to reduce sodium in your diet.

The handy salt meter is available for purchase on Raremonshop (link is given below) for $19.80.

[via CNET, Raremonshop]

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  • I use a home blood pressure meter, and I can just tell what it will read after I go to a Chinese restaurant. Processed anything is full of salt; soups are the worst. My mom died of stroke so I have to watch it. The key is to use spice on stuff so it has taste. Then, getting used to the actual taste of food without so much salt. And use meat as flavoring or garnish instead of being most of your diet.

  • JMJ

    [@GrandadBob] Yours was a Good Father who taught you to, “Do as I say, not as I do”, like we “effete snobs” never imagined we would now be telling our Kids, right? I resonate with his dietary habits way more than with yours.

    I mean, anybody called GrandadBob must be a nice guy rather than “miserable”…. but, I’ve never seen one of my vegetarian or vegan friends smile… not ever!

    Gotta go. The very thought of never again eating a porterhouse is making me angry. ~|:-(

  • Seamus McSeamus


    Pffftttt. Your link was no fun.

    I personally wouldn’t use such a contraption as the Salt Meter, and I see it as more of an educational or awareness-raising tool than a practical one.

    I’m with you on the sea salt. Good stuff. But don’t go getting the idea that I eat nothing but twigs and berries. I am a carnivore of the first magnitude, and fancy myself a passably good cook. Learned most of my chops from my dad, who was a chef, but I do make use of the grill and smoker in ways that he never did. Love me some BBQ!

    We now return this post to it’s regularly scheduled content.

  • GrandadBob

    My Dad always said ‘If it tastes good you should avoid it’. Seems to have worked well so far, I’m a miserable 68 year old vegetarian.
    He died at 61 with a smile on his face having tried most of the tastiest foods available. Makes you think………

  • JMJ

    [@J.L.] While trying to provoke an always enjoyable give-and-take with Seamus McSeamus, I intentionally worded my comment so that those who are so inclined would overreact. Fact is, I never offered an opinion on the pros-or-cons of sodium (most commonly in the form of sodium chloride) intake. I only poked good-natured fun at the idea of playing chemist at the dinner table. :-)

    However, as you may recall from Psychology 101, sodium is ABSOLUTELY necessary for the proper communication between neurons. In addition, your muscles simply could not contract without it. There are any number of bodily functions that depend on proper levels of sodium in the blood and tissues. It really isn’t the Evil Element we’ve been conditioned to believe. I mean, there really is a reason saline drips are s-o-p in hospitals.

    That being said, TOO MUCH sodium IS no good. Quiet as it’s kept, I rarely add any kind of salt to foods, as I prepare them or at the table. When I do use *salt*, it is usually potassium chloride or sea salt(s) which give the tongue that salty kick without the heavy sodium hit.

    So, my dear interlocutor, I agree: Some rephrasing and some inaccuracy corrections are in order.

  • J.L.

    “We already know that sodium doesn’t do any good to our body” – You’re gonna need to rephrase that inaccuracy.

  • JMJ

    Hey, Fellas, I’m not piling on here but thought you, as health-conscious men especially, should be aware of these “latest findings”: http://tinyurl.com/Joe-Seamus

    By the way, have a good laugh with this silly 1982 book by Bruce Feirstein, “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche”.

  • JMJ

    Hey, Joe! You and Seamus must be off your rockers. ;-) Who the heck is going to make the decision to eat or not to eat something in front of them based on this Sodiometer’s readings? (That is my copyrighted word, by the way, Seamus.) Okay, a wife might put up with that craziness but, can you imagine the reaction of a girlfriend to your pulling out your food-tester at dinner? I promise, if it’s on a first date, there will not be a second.

    Besides, sodium chloride, like eggs, whole milk, sugar, butter and even…. wait for it… both types of cholesterol are not as “lethal” as we have been told to believe. Every other week the latest study tells us that what the previous study told us to do, or not to do, is completely wrong.

    But, hey! This comes from Japan, right? The same folks who tried to sell me a walking, talking, eleventeen-thousand dollar, heinie-wiping toilet. No thanks.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    If the food is processed, you can safely assume that sodium levels are off the charts. Like so many others, I all but lived off ramen and frozen pizza in college, but wasn’t as health conscious as I am now.

    Anything that gets people to pay attention to their sodium intake is good, IMO.