Burger King’s new Satisfries, are getting a lot of media attention for being lower in fat than the competition’s (i.e. McDonald’s) and than Burger King’s normal fries.
But what about the sodium levels of the new offering? Media attention has focused on fat, but sodium for most fast food fries is off the charts. Burger King’s regular fries, for example, have 710 mgs of sodium on them, about half of my daily allowance of 1,200-1,500 mgs. That one reason I don’t eat fast food any longer, except for the occasional salad to which I add my own oil and vinegar to avoid high-sodium dressings.
A large order of Satisfries has 460 mgs of sodium, according to BK nutrition information. That’s a substantial reduction. It’s still more than I want to use in one item of a meal, but for someone not as worried about sodium as I need to be, it would be manageable, depending on what else you buy. Avoid, for example, BK’s chicken Caesar garden fresh salad with tendercrisp and dressing which comes in at an incredible 1,760 mgs of sodium, or a day’s worth even for a healthy person.