The Best Low Sodium Bacon

Low Sodium Bacon makes enjoying a slice or two a delicious possibility if you live a low sodium lifestyle. This list includes lower sodium options from a variety of sources.

close up shot of bacon

Bacon is one of the first foods I mourned when my family started our low salt journey. One glance at the nutrition label of a traditional pack of bacon, and I knew it would be an unlikely fit with our new way of eating. One two-slice serving of Hormel Black Label Brown Sugar Thick Cut bacon contains 470 mg of sodium.

Thankfully, through research and lots of label-reading, I discovered that lower salt bacon exists, and our breakfast plates and BLTs are more delicious again! As with most low/lower sodium products, sodium content varies, so always check the label before purchasing. 

What Do Low Sodium Labels Mean?

It’s essential to understand what low sodium labels mean. Lower sodium is not the same as low sodium. A lower sodium label means the product contains less sodium than the regular version, but less sodium can still be high sodium. Soy sauce is an excellent example of this. Reduced sodium soy sauce contains less sodium than traditional soy sauce, but even the reduced sodium version contains more sodium than most people on a low sodium diet should consume. Learn more about low sodium labels here. 

raw bacon on a cutting board

The Best Low Sodium Bacon

This is the beginning of what I hope will become a long list of low sodium options readily available.

Schneider’s Hickory Smoked 50% Less Salt Bacon – 130 mg per 2 slices

Publix Lower Sodium Bacon – 130 mg per 2 fried slices

HEB Lower Sodium Center Cut Bacon – 135 per 2 slices

Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Lower Sodium Bacon – 140 mg per 2 slices

Essential Everyday Lower Sodium Bacon – 140 mg per 2 slices

Market Pantry Hardwood Smoked Class Cut Reduced Sodium Bacon – 150 mg per 2 slices

Appleton Farms Lower Sodium Bacon – 160 mg per 2 pan-fried slices

Butterball Lower Sodium Turkey Bacon – 80 mg per slice

Greenfield Natural Meat Company Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon – 160 mg per 2 pan-fried slices

Stop & Shop Lower Sodium Bacon – 160 mg per 2 slices

Kroger Lower Sodium Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon – 160 mg per 2 slices

Sunrise Bacon Hickory Smoked  – 170 mg per 2 slices

Great Value Hickory Smoked Lower Sodium Bacon – 180 mg per 2 slices

Hy-Vee Lower Sodium Sweet Smoked Bacon – 190 mg per 2 slices

Oscar Meyer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Lower Sodium Bacon – 240 mg per 2 slices

bacon on a white plate

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting from a wide variety of grocery stores. I’ve been a little bit afraid of sodium since starting this low sodium journey but I need to keep in mind that I can have some fun on e in a while!

  2. Just wanted to say I had found farmland low sodium bacon I don’t remember how many mgs but also Kirkland low sodium at 170mg per 2 slices. The farmland was about 10 or 20 mgs more.

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