My husband is on a low sodium diet. (heart related).. In the blue book on canning B&B Pickles and using salt to pull the liquid off the cukes and onions can I not do that process and be safe and if I can't does anyone know about how much salt the cukes and onions absorb.. I have used the recipe and not done the salting but would put them in the refridgerator.. I just would like to make several batch's.. I also use splenda instead of sugar, he's also a diabetic..