Microscopic crystals facilitate sodium reduction

by Jeff Gelski
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LA CROSSE, WIS. — Main Street Ingredients has introduced Soda-Lo, a sodium reduction system, to North America. Eminate, Nottingham, United Kingdom, engineered Soda-Lo, which is 100% sodium chloride but comes in microscopic salt crystals that deliver an intense hit on taste buds, according to Main Street Ingredients. The size of the crystals allows food formulators to reduce sodium by more than 50% without impacting flavor.
Eminate’s patent-pending technology restructures the microscopic salt particles to take on the form of free-flowing hollow balls, which keeps Soda-Lo away from such application issues as clumping or caking. Soda-Lo may be listed as salt on ingredient labels.

“With many key food manufacturers declaring commitments to lower sodium levels, sodium reduction can no longer be considered a trend but rather a principal objective in the industry,” said Guy Bouthillier, ingredients director of new business development for Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse.

Kevin Wilson, business sales manager for Eminate, said, “While Eminate initially focused on the bakery sector, moving forward, the clean label status and competitive price Soda-Lo provides will prove beneficial to companies manufacturing cheeses, sausages, crisps, sauces, soups and bakery premixes.”

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