Iodized salt sales in the United States

Nutrients. 2015 Mar 10;7(3):1691-5. doi: 10.3390/nu7031691.


Iodized salt has been an important source of dietary iodine, a trace element important for regulating human growth, development, and metabolic functions. This analysis identified iodized table salt sales as a percentage of retail salt sales using Nielsen ScanTrack. We identified 1117 salt products, including 701 salt blends and 416 other salt products, 57 of which were iodized. When weighted by sales volume in ounces or per item, 53% contained iodized salt. These findings may provide a baseline for future monitoring of sales of iodized salt.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Commerce*
  • Diet*
  • Humans
  • Iodine* / economics
  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary* / economics
  • United States


  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary
  • iodized salt
  • Iodine