ATLIT, ISRAEL — Umamix, a proprietary savory mix of Red Sea salt and vegetable extracts rich in umami, has been shown to reduce sodium and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in processed meat applications. Salt of the Earth Ltd., based in Israel, plans to introduce the ingredient at Fi Europe Dec. 1-3 in Paris.
Lab results have shown Umamix helped decrease sodium by 45% in hamburgers and meatballs and by 33% in frankfurter sausages without affecting the final product’s taste. The ingredient’s savory profile is derived from three extracts: tomato, shiitake mushroom and kombu seaweed. Umamix is heat stable, pH stable, kosher and halal. It has no artificial ingredients.