Cargill's new light salt cuts sodium by 50%

At a time when food manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce the sodium content in their offerings, Cargill has developed a convenient and cost-effective, reduced-sodium solution: Premier™ Light Salt 50/50 Blend.

Premier Light Salt 50/50 is a blend of food grade potassium chloride and sodium chloride that provides 50 percent less sodium than regular salt. The blend can be used as a direct replacement for salt in processing applications where sodium reduction is desired.

“This new ingredient is intended for food manufacturers looking for an economical solution to sodium reduction, but do not want to blend salt and potassium chloride themselves,” said John Franklin, Cargill marketing manager. “Premier Light Salt 50/50 Blend delivers half the amount of sodium while maintaining many of the functionalities of regular salt and rounds out our sodium reduction line of specialty salts and ingredient systems.”

Premier Light Salt 50/50 Blend can be used for processed meat and poultry products; cheese; salted snacks; seasoning blends; cereals; and breads and bakery products.

With the wide assortment of reduced sodium products available on the market, many manufacturers are discovering that reducing, replacing or eliminating the sodium content of food and beverage products during the production process is not always easy or inexpensive. Cargill has developed both a range of products and a simple 10-step guide to help manufacturers easily navigate the process from start to finish, from clearly identifying goals and objectives to measuring consumer feedback and results.

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to sharing its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit

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