Cargill's New "Potassium Pro® Salt/Potassium Chloride Granulated Blend 50/50" Extends Cargill's Reach Further into the Sodium Reduction Space
Consumers are increasingly looking for lower sodium food options. As a result, food producers are relying more on ingredient suppliers to help them achieve their sodium reduction goals. That’s why at Cargill Salt, we are developing new sodium reduction solutions that our customers need.
Our newest ingredient innovation, Potassium Pro® Salt/Potassium Chloride Granulated Blend 50/50, was designed to help the food industry reduce sodium and provide added potassium in a wide variety of food applications. According to Janice Johnson, PhD, Cargill Technical Services Leader, a pivotal benefit this innovation brings is ease of use. “As the sodium reduction market expands,” Johnson explained, “customers are looking for convenient solutions in their food production. As a result, the 50/50 salt/potassium chloride blend is becoming an optimal solution for sodium reduction in some food categories, especially in the meat industry.”
One added benefit of using this salt/potassium chloride blend in food production is that it can provide a more balanced ingredient distribution. Adding salt and potassium chloride separately will sometimes lead to an uneven dispersal of the two ingredients in a finished food product. “Without blending the two salt ingredients beforehand, consumers can sometimes stumble upon “potassium chloride hotspots” in the manufactured food product resulting in an unpleasant sensory eating experience,” says Johnson.
Instead, blending salt and potassium chloride together in a pre-made mix can help simplify and streamline production processes from a food manufacturing perspective. “Salt is known to help suppress the bitter/metallic notes of potassium chloride, and when blended together, this mix can help evenly distribute the salt and potassium chloride ingredients within the finished food product.” Johnson went on to explain that this 50/50 blend is a reliable product that our customers look to us, as a trusted partner, to consistently supply.
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