New sea salt partially replaces sodium chloride

by Jeff Gelski
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ST. LOUIS — ICL Performance Products LP has introduced Salona, a sea salt derived from the Dead Sea that allows for a 25% to 50% replacement of sodium chloride, according to the company. It also may replace potassium chloride.

“As a completely natural compound, Salona is minimally processed and is low in sodium levels,” said Nancy Stachiw, director-applications technology for St. Louis-based ICL Performance Products. “Analysis shows there is 1.7 grams of sodium for every 100 grams of Salona compared with 39 grams of sodium for every 100 grams of sodium chloride salt.”

Salona comes in three granulations: fine, medium and coarse. It may provide magnesium and potassium fortification. ICL Performance Products will feature a chocolate caramel topped with sea salt at its booth No. 4617 during the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting and food exposition June 12-14 in New Orleans.

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