Micro-Sized Salt Particles Allow for Sodium Reduction

April 22, 2011

According to the company, these micro particles dissolve faster so that customers can more quickly perceive the salty flavor.

S.K. Patil & Assoc. (Munster, IN) is in the final stages of commercialization for SALiTe, the company’s salt-reduction technology.

Made from regular salt and a bulking agent, SALiTe is a powder produced by a novel, patent-pending process that produces micro-sized sodium particles. According to the company, these micro particles dissolve faster so that customers can more quickly perceive the salty flavor-and, in the process, allow for a reduction in the amount of salt used. The company says that SALiTe is an excellent 1:1 replacement for regular salt and can allow for as much as 50% sodium reduction.

The company stresses that SALiTe is a “regular salt,” without substitutes such as potassium or magnesium salts. “SALiTe does not impart a typical bitter taste of most low-sodium salt products, like one experiences with current substitutes such as calcium, potassium, or magnesium salts.”