Micro-Sized Salt Particles Allow for Sodium Reduction

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.”