New Low-sodium, MSG-free Salt Ingredient Boost flavor and saltiness in Sauces

In the rush to the salt reduction is common to see new ingredients on the market which should help products’ reformulation. If in Italy, for instance, for the soups there is a voluntary protocol signed by the Associations for salt reduction, in many countries in the world (South Africa is the last one I discovered) there are legislative boundaries for salt content in several categories of foodstuffs, and the trend is: “reduction”.

Salt of the Earth Ltd. launches its Umami-Essence Sea Salt ingredient especially designed for a comprehensive range of sauces. Using Umami-Essence Sea Salt in a new or existing product formulation can help dramatically decrease sodium levels—in some formulations by up to 50%—while boosting flavor. The all-natural Umami-Essence Sea Salt is low in sodium and, most importantly, contains no MSG or artificial ingredients.

“This innovative ingredient can help food manufacturers keep the consumer-craved salty flavor while maintaining a low amount of sodium in the final application,” explains Aliza Ravizki, R&D manager of Salt of the Earth. “It’s a ready-to-use liquid formulation that can naturally intensify umami, the so-called 5th taste of the finished dish.”

The characteristics of Umami-Essence Sea Salt help food scientists innovate healthier reduced-salt recipes that contain only natural ingredients and don’t compromise flavor,” explains Giorit Carmi, Marketing Manager for Salt of the Earth. “It provides food manufacturers a much simpler way to include a clean label claim on products and to comply with the global salt-reduction agenda of cutting sodium in processed foods.”

“This is the first specifically umami-enhancing ingredient developed by Salt of The Earth,” adds Ravizki. “We tested the formulation in a range of sauces, pizza toppings and more and achieved outstanding results in terms of saltiness and savory flavor. This superior ingredient enables clean labeling while avoiding MSG and enhancing the final product flavor.”

New Umami-Essence Sea Salt to Enhance Flavour

Salt of the Earth will launch its award-winning, innovative Umami-Essence Sea Salt at the upcoming SIAL, Paris, 2014 show. The Umami Essence Sea Salt is perfect for enhancing and boosting flavour in homemade recipes, while helping to reduce sodium. The new, natural Umami sea salt won the SIAL Innovation Selection 2014 and is nominated for the Grand Prix SIAL Innovation 2014 (SIAL Innovation 2014 Awards).

Umami-Essence Sea Salt is a propriety liquid formula derived from tomato extract and pure salt from the Red Sea. The tomato extract provides an exquisite umami taste to emphasize and improve the rich flavour of many recipes, while allowing for 30% less sodium than table salt. It was developed at Salt of the Earth’s modern R&D facilities, with support from Practical Innovation, Israel, a consulting firm for developing innovative products.

“Many consumers seek solutions that will allow them to dramatically reduce sodium in their diet on a daily basis, while keeping the great taste of their food,” says Giorit Carmi, Marketing Manager of Salt of the Earth. “They don’t want to compromise on flavour, and Umami-Essence Sea Salt can help them easily achieve this goal.”

This novel, all-natural product imparts a distinctive savory taste, without monosodium glutamate (MSG). It can be applied to tomato-based sauces, including: pizza, pasta and meat sauces, as well as soups, salad dressings and vinaigrettes and even savory cocktails. It also is ideal for seasoning meat, such as: barbequed steak, roasted meat and ground beef.

“Umami—the so-called ‘fifth taste’—has become one of today’s hottest culinary trends,” says Carmi.“Consumers demand healthy products without MSG and our Umami Salt fits this niche exactly. It can enhance the natural taste of every dish with its distinct umami flavour, while using 30% less sodium than table salt. It can be used in or even replace soup powders that contain MSG or preservatives. Salt of the Earth is readying for launch more products and ingredients of this line in the following months.”

“The Umami salt is a new addition to our innovative salt line,” notes Avi Freund, Export manager of Salt of the Earth. “We are excited to launch this innovative product in SIAL and gain international recognition, thanks to the SIAL Innovation Selection for 2014. It will be marketed to leading retailers and marketers seeking innovative products with a healthier image.”