Is the Subway Cubano Sandwich Low Sodium?
The Subway Chain of restaurants has had a long standing practice of putting out limited time only sandwiches. Recent offerings have included their take on a Cheesesteak, BBQ Rib, and Corned Beef Reuben. Their latest offering is the Subway Cubano Sandwich. We’re here to find out if it is able to be included in our low sodium diets.
Let’s get this out of the way, I’m a sandwich snob. I love to find the best version of classic sandwiches out there. There are some incredible sandwiches that rank pretty high for me; the Muffulletta, an Italian Beef, a Philly Cheesesteak, a Classic Reuben, and a Cubano.
An Authentic Cubano Sandwich?
I like to seek out authenticity with these sandwiches any time I can. When I lived on Clearwater Beach in Florida, I developed a love of Cuban Food. That lead to me spending a lot of time checking out authentic Cuban foods in many restaurants. I gush about my love of Cuban Coffee and Sweet Toasts here. I have crafted a recipe for low sodium cuban pulled pork, and I am on a quest to rework a low sodium version of a Cubano Sandwich.
We have created guides to help those of us that are on a low sodium journey. I create the guides by combing through the menus and nutrition information and contacting the company to verify preparation techniques and ingredients included when they determine the sodium count. I have already done a guide to Can I eat Low Sodium at Subway, and many other restaurants as well.
There are a few issues with the Subway Cubano Sandwich in addition to the nutritional information that we will discuss in a moment. A Cubano sandwich derives it’s signature taste from pressing the Cuban bread on a plancha (press grill) so that the fillings melt into a bread wrapping that is pillowy soft on the inside and a golden toasty crust on the outside.
Subway seems happy to build their sandwich on your choice of bun, but they only toast it, and don’t have an option to press it.
The Subway Cubano Sandwich Nutrition Information
The question we want to know the answer to is can we eat the Subway Cubano Sandwich on a low sodium diet. The sad answer in fact is no. The Cubano comes in at 1430 mg. That would almost eat up my entire daily allotment of 1500 mg per day.
The number is for the sandwiches main ingredients: Ham, Pork, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, and Mustard. It also is based upon the sandwich with these ingredients: include 9-grain wheat bread, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and cucumbers. Double values for foot-long nutrition information (one foot-long=two 6″ servings). Subway’s nutritional information is found here.
The good news is that there are low sodium options we can have at Subway, even though it won’t be a Cubano. Here is my guide to Can I Eat Low Sodium at Subway. Have you checked it out?