MRI's FortiSalt wins taste award

MRI's FortiSalt wins taste award

FortiSalt, a unique product from Mineral Resources International, Inc., received the superior taste award with two out of a possible three stars. In 2011, only two other American products received the award including Fresh Cut Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple, which also received two stars.

Each year, hundreds of the world’s top chefs and sommeliers from throughout Europe gather in Brussels, Belgium to test the best that the food and beverage industry has to offer. Among these chefs are those recognized with top honors from Michelin, Gault Millau, and top iTQi’s superior taste awardculinary institutes throughout Europe. They come together to test these foods and beverages on qualities of taste, appearance, smell, and texture for the pure pleasure of consumption. This year, among approximately 1,000 different items from global food giants and other companies recognized as the best in their specialty, chefs sampled FortiSalt™, an innovative and unique product from Mineral Resources International, Inc., (MRI), a relatively small company in Ogden, Utah, USA.

FortiSalt, with patent pending, achieves its complex gourmet salty Certificateflavor using whole balanced sea minerals with a broad range of nutritional salts. It was designed to not only provide great flavor and sodium reduction, but to also dramatically improve the essential mineral nutrition value of foods.  It is, as the name implies, fully fortified salt. FortiSalt™ received the superior taste award with two out of a possible three stars. In 2011, only two other American products received the award including Fresh Cut Del Monte Gold ® Extra Sweet Pineapple, which also received two stars.

“We are thrilled to have such a prestigious jury validate the superior flavor of FortiSalt,” said Val John Anderson, FortiSalt’s formulator and Executive Vice-President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Mineral Resources International, Inc. “On the nutritional side of things, consumers should take some comfort in the fact that FortiSalt will not only help them reduce sodium, but will also increase potassium and magnesium, essential nutrients that help sodium function as an essential nutrient rather than a rogue in the body.”

MRI, Inc. is actively seeking U.S. and international partners to help distribute FortiSalt™ to a public that desperately needs it.

To learn more about FortiSalt, visit To learn more about Mineral Resources International, please visit, or call 1-800-731-7866. Members of the press can request free samples of FortiSalt directly through Mineral Resources International Inc. To learn more about the International Taste and Quality Institute and the Superior Taste Award go to

About Mineral Resources International, Inc.:
Founded as the legal successor-in-interest to the group of companies originally formed in 1969 by the Anderson family, Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI) ( specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing noteworthy nutritional supplements in liquid, tablet, and powder delivery forms, integrating naturally occurring minerals and trace minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Through its close relationship with NorthShore Limited Partnership, its exclusive supplier and government-inspected, food-grade, solar evaporation mineral harvester on the Great Salt Lake, MRI goes to great lengths to ensure an all-natural, GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) mineral and trace element product while maintaining consistent standardization, concentration, and balance in each lot. MRI manufactures a complete line of innovative dietary supplements ranging from multi-vitamins to targeted nutritional formulas using all-natural ionic minerals. In addition, MRI provides a complete portfolio of premium, all-natural ionic mineral ingredients for use in supplements, functional beverages and foods. MRI’s products are sold worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including natural products, specialty retail stores, and natural health care practitioners.

About The International Taste and Quality Institute:

The International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) is the leading independent Chefs and Sommeliers based organisation dedicated to testing, awarding and promoting superior tasting consumer food and drink.

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