Salt is primarily used to enhance flavor in soups, sauces and gravies. This food category contributes a disproportionate amount of sodium to our diets. It has historically been difficult to reduce the amount of sodium chloride in soups, sauces and gravies, but replacing some salt with potassium salt can maintaining the desired flavor profile.
Salt for Life® 100 (formerly NuTek Salt) has achieved significant levels of sodium reduction in soups, sauces & gravies of up to 50% (please reference a sampling of our application successes below).
Salt for Life® 100 has demonstrated its ability to maintain shelf-life qualities equivalent to sodium chloride in multiple soup, sauce and gravy recipes.
As noted above, using Salt for Life® 100 often allows for the removal of multiple ingredients from a recipe — thus delivering a cost-neutral or less expensive solution. Furthermore, the incremental cost of using Salt for Life® 100 without removing additional ingredients is only a fraction of a penny per serving.
Professional sensory studies for soups and sauces have confirmed that there is no discernible difference in taste when Salt for Life® 100 was substituted for sodium chloride — even at significant reduction levels.
Using Salt for Life® 100 oftentimes provides the opportunity to remove multiple ingredients from a recipe — thus delivering a simpler and ‘cleaner label’.
In most applications, Salt for Life® 100 can be used as a 1:1 replacement for sodium chloride at up to a 50% replacement, and generally requires no modification to the order of inclusion.
|Item||Category||Industry Benchmark*||Nutek solution||Reduction|
|(mg sodium/100g)||(mg sodium/100g)|
|Pizza Sauce||Tomato-based Sauce||591||271||-54%|
|Beef Ramen||Dry Soup Mix||1892||1550||-18%|
|Marinara Sauce||Tomato-based Sauce||591||284||-52%|
* “Draft Guidance for Industry: Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium in Commercially Processed, Packaged, and Prepared Foods.” FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration IV Appendix, Table 1, June 2016, www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ucm494732.htm. Updated 11 July 2016.