Salt was reduced in cottage cheese and white and whole wheat breads. Commercial dill and sweet pickles with reduced salt were also included. Acceptability of these foods was determined. Salt in bread was reduced 50% of the normal level with no significant effect on overall desirability. Cottage cheese with lower levels of salt was affected by salt content or contrast effect. No significant differences in mean scores for reduced sodium pickles were observed. Sodium and potassium content was determined by flame photometry. Reducing the salt content of foods alters the Na:K ratio.