New “reduced sodium” salt mix for food manufacturing launched in Australia

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 21st August 2013

Australian research and development organisation Neptune Bio-Innovations has launched a new salt mixture for food manufacturers that it says is a “50 per cent reduced sodium mixture”.

Neptune Bio-Innovations says the mixture, called Lo-Sal 50, is “capable of delivering 40 per cent to 60 per cent reductions of sodium  in food without adverse impact on flavour”.

Lo-Sal 50 contains a patented proprietary ingredient, which Neptune Bio-Innovations said is made from “naturally occurring thaumatin”, which has been stabilised for high temperature processing applications such as hot fill and pasteurisation.

Neptune Bio-Innovations says Lo-Sal 50 has a long shelf life of 24 months and can be used in all food manufacturing processes, table and cooking applications. It complies with the Food Standards Code standard 2.10.2 Salt and Salt Products, and is permitted by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and CODEX as a food additive.

The product is available as free flowing crystals packed in 20kg bags, and is made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.

New low-sodium salt mixture available