Sandwich study makes fatty finds

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A tuna salad sandwich in Melbourne has the same fat content as three McDonald’s Quarter Pounders an Australian Nutrition Foundation study has found.

“People tend to think of a sandwich as just a bite to eat, but many shops are giving you an entire dinner’s worth of fat and calories,” said ANF chief nutritionist, Jane Smith.

The study found the healthiest sandwich measured was a roast beef with mustard, containing 12 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat and 993 milligrams of sodium.

The study found a ham with mustard sandwich contained 98 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake.

A vegetarian sandwich contained 70 percent of the recommended daily intake of saturated fat.

The study measured 130 sandwiches from 30 randomly chosen takeaway food outlets across the city to find the lowest fat, saturated fat, and sodium content.

The ANF recommended an adult daily intake of 65 grams total fat, 20 grams saturated fat and 2400 milligrams of sodium.

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A Tuna salad sandwich has the same fat content as three McDonald’s Quarter Pounders a study of Melbourne sandwiches by the Australian Nutrition Foundation has said.

“People tend to think of a sandwich as just a bite to eat, but many shops are giving you an entire dinner’s worth of fat and calories,” said ANF chief nutritionist, Jane Smith.

The study found the healthiest sandwich measured was a roast beef with mustard, containing 12 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat and 993 milligrams of sodium.

The study also found a ham with mustard sandwich contained 98% of the recommended daily sodium intake.

A vegetarian sandwich contained 70% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fat.

The study measured 130 sandwiches from 30 randomly chosen takeaway food outlets across the city to find the lowest fat, saturated fat, and sodium content.

The ANF recommended an adult daily intake of 65 grams total fat, 20 grams saturated fat and 2400 milligrams of sodium.