Swedish salt processing company Salinity, which exports a range of salt products worldwide, is launching Saltwell, a new naturally formed low-sodium salt, mined from a vast mineral-rich Jurassic sea deep below the Chilean desert.
Already being tested by one multinational food company, the salt, which naturally has 35 percent less sodium in its makeup, tastes exactly like ordinary salt.
Currently, the low-sodium salt available is created by diluting sodium grains with potassium grains, which not only delivers a bitter aftertaste but also presents some separation issues. The Saltwell grain is naturally formed to contain the potassium within each grain so perfect for a range of food. Initial usage research undertaken by Ipsos has highlighted a range of benefits including enhanced taste of the food cooked.
Says Simon Wright, founder of OF+, specialists in developing sustainable foods, “Increasingly retailers and food manufacturers are looking for natural ingredients that will lower salt levels whilst retaining a clean ingredient list. This new salt that is naturally lower in sodium ticks all these boxes whilst tasting exactly as salt should taste—salty and without the bitterness associated with engineered salt substitutes. While I understand Saltwell is not yet available to consumers, I can see a huge demand for it in the future.”
Salinity UK, which last year opened a UK office to support the launch of Saltwell, is interested in hearing from food companies interested in receiving samples of the salt. Saltwell is available exclusively from Salinity UK. For more information please contact Luke Hodgson on +44 (0)1992 447095.