ATLIT, ISRAEL — Salt of the Earth, Ltd. developed Mediterranean Umami Powder, a clean label sodium-reduction ingredient for snacks applications.

The ingredient is based on the company’s Mediterranean Umami, which is microencapsulated onto a carrier of sea salt and native starch. It is designed as a 1:1 drop-in replacement for salty snack applications and may reduce sodium by up to 40%.

It also may be used by spice blenders and flavor houses as a tool to provide flavor and reduced sodium in seasoning blends.

“We are excited to bring our Mediterranean Umami Powder to market after an extensive development process,” said David Hart, business unit director for Salt of the Earth. “Building on the success of our Mediterranean Umami liquid, many customers requested a powder version. The powder is a focused solution and does an amazing job cutting sodium in snacks without sacrificing flavor.”