New sea salt ingredient adds umami flavor, cuts sodium

by Jeff Gelski
Share This:
Search for similar articles by keyword: [Sodium Reduction]
Umami-Essence works in such applications as sauces and pizza toppings.

ATLIT, ISRAEL — An Umami-Essence sea salt ingredient has been shown to reduce sodium while adding a distinctive umami flavor to such applications as sauces and pizza toppings, according to Atlit-based Salt of the Earth Ltd. In some applications, sodium levels may be reduced by up to 50%, according to the company.

Umami-Essence sea salt, a proprietary blend of sea salt and a vegetable extract, may be incorporated into sauces, pizza toppings, salad dressings, Bolognese-style meat sauces and lasagna. It is soluble, vegan and kosher. Umami-Essence sea salt has no monosodium glutamate (MSG).

“This innovative ingredient can help food manufacturers keep the consumer-craved salty flavor while maintaining a low amount of sodium in the final application,” said Aliza Ravizki, R.&D. manager for Salt of the Earth. “It’s a ready-to-use liquid formulation that can naturally intensify umami, the so-called fifth taste of the finished dish.”

Salt of the Earth produces and markets sodium reduction systems made from salt harvested from the Red Sea.
Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.

 

 


The views expressed in the comments section of Food Business News do not reflect those of Food Business News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.