Is salt bad? Not necessarily. Our body can't make it itself, but it does use it to stimulate our nervous system, to contract our muscles and for our water balance. Several European Health Councils recommend (for an adult) a maximum of 6 grams of salt per day.
Is too much salt bad? You probably already know this answer. Yes, too much salt is bad. There is relatively much salt in processed products such as pizza, ready meals (around 2 grams of salt), soups and the like. Also bread, meat, cold cuts and cheese are bad. Not because they individually contain a lot of salt, but because you might eat a lot of them (two slices of bread with cheese already contain about 1.5 grams of salt). A quarter of the salt we get every day comes from bread.
Your meal immediately becomes a lot healthier (and tastier) if you share your sandwich with cheese, your ready-made meal or soup or add a good portion of fresh vegetables. It also makes a lot of difference whether you add salt to a meal yourself. The fact that we eat a lot of salt is partly due to our own habits, we like the taste of salt.
We try to keep the amount of salt in the ONOFF SPICES convenience products as low as possible. Preferably we wouldn't put anything in it; you can always add it yourself, but preservation requires salt. Still, a while ago we took care of our wok sauces. They are still just as tasty, but now contain much less salt and sugar than a few years ago.
At the moment we are testing to reduce the salt in soups and curry pastes as well. Our soups now contain less than 2 grams of salt per serving; the curry pastes, packed for two, contain 2.5 grams of salt per person. You probably don't eat all that salt. Some of it is lost during preparation and almost nobody eats a whole packet completely (the necessary salt remains in the liquid).
We are also improving our products by investigating whether we can pack them in a different way. If we need less preservatives with other packaging, but at the same time can guarantee the same quality and taste, we will certainly do it. First and foremost, our soups, curry pastes and wok sauces remain really tasty and truly Thai.