Study: Salt cited more often on menus

Even as legislators and health officials seek to reduce Americans’ intake of sodium, restaurant menus rely on salt as a differentiating flavor now more than ever, according to a new study from industry research firm Technomic.

Technomic’s MenuMonitor, which analyzes more than 2,000 chains, emerging concepts and independent restaurants, reported that mentions of salt on menus have increased 144 percent over the past five years.

Technomic also found that while salt con

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