FOOD MANUFACTURE

We produce three products, all of which taste, have the same weight/density and
technical equivalence as ordinary salt.

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A 60% reduced sodium sea salt which benefits not only from the lowest percentage of KCL in its formulation (compared to any competitive brand) but also the presence of magnesium (see below reference to front-of-pack health claims)
SOLO® is more hygroscopic than vacuum salt and, in topping salt applications, dosage levels can be reduced having no concession to either taste or functionality.”

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30% reduced sodium sea salt, enriched with iodine
This option is even more competitively priced than the original SOLO® formulation and other salt replacers and is perfectly adapted to the domestic environment, as well as being an exceptionally economical way of reducing sodium in manufactured products or food service outlets.

SOLO®-LITE now HALAAL accredited HALAAL

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For preserving meats and fish: a nitrite inclusive, 30% reduced sodium sea salt.

Don't get stuck at the lights:
how to turn RED to AMBER or GREEN!

Like many companies, you might already have started to explore the first steps in a sodium reduction programme. But then you hit some major problems: taste and functionality...

So how can you halve your salt?

The leading choice amongst food manufacturers

Since 1999, The Low Sodium Sea Salt Company's sole focus has been to drive down sodium levels across the total food industry.

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Today our facilities in the UK and North America, supply clients across the total food spectrum: from global food brands and major private label food manufacturers, to progressive healthier product food manufacturers, in several continents.

SOLO® is a patented 60% sodium-reduced sea salt containing three essential minerals 'in near perfect proportions', according to independent UK health professionals: sodium, magnesium and potassium.

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  • 60% less sodium, 100% taste (and no bitterness)
  • rich source of magnesium
  • recognised consumer assurance mark

Don't get stuck at the lights - drive your NPD initiatives forward by CONTACTING US today and requesting a free sample pack.

Salt Reduction Pledge

We are proud to have signed the government’s Salt Reduction Pledge under HM Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal.

Provenance

All three of SOLO®'s ingredients are naturally derived from seawater or ancient seawater deposits and undergo a proprietary process to deliver their patented formula.

  • entirely natural product with no chemical processing
  • successful randomised double blind placebo medical trials on two continents, ten years apart
  • universally approved for use in 'organic' and 'entirely natural' foods (such as those containing no added preservatives or artificial ingredients)
  • the world's only salt brand to benefit from documented efficacy

Its nutritionally effective composition of essential minerals makes it a perfect fit for all foods seeking a healthier profile.

Health claims & relevance

14 Dec 2012: New EU legislation From the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA)After considering over 44,000 previously allowed health claims submitted by member states, EFSA authorised just 222.

Magnesium (a key component of SOLO®) was one of these few and carries 10 authorised claims, ranging from 'helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue', to 'helping to maintain healthy bones and teeth'.

Magnesium is an essential mineral in which we are increasingly deficient (mainly due to its heavy depletion in root crops) and is set to play an ever greater role in the health media and on-pack product claims. Furthermore, SOLO®-inclusive products typically claim to 'help reduce blood pressure'.

5 Apr 2013: Two studies published in the British Medical JournalBoth confirm that modest reductions in salt intake lower blood pressure without any other adverse effects.

A third study shows that increasing the intake of potassium (another key constituent of SOLO®) helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of strokes.

This research also suggests that combining a reduction of sodium with an increase in potassium is likely to have the most beneficial effect.

Case studies

Here's what some typical SOLO® customers have to say:

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Craig Harrison
Sales Director of The Big Prawn Company:

We have been using SOLO® for a number of years now and converting our products to SOLO® has enabled us to get listings in major retailers.

The natural salt content of shellfish makes it difficult to further process without exceeding recommended sodium targets. Using SOLO® enables us to add flavour to our brined and pre-brined shellfish range without excessive saltiness but whilst still achieving the product life we require.

We have taken the product into food manufacture and helped our clients reduce the sodium content in their finished products such as sandwiches and salads without affecting taste, texture or product life"

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Richard Paterson
Managing Director, Freedom Cereals Ltd.

"Using SOLO® allowed us to produce our cereal with 5 times less salt than comparable products, but without any loss in taste. In addition, its high magnesium content opened the door to several important health claims, relating to energy and fatigue.

'We now have a product with a green traffic light for salt, some attractive health claims, including helping to reduce blood pressure -and without any compromise in flavour.

"I'm told we might be the first to use SOLO® in a breakfast cereal, and to be honest, I'm really surprised.
Why didn't any of the big brands think of it before? But I'm glad we beat them to it!"

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Joseph Heler Cheese

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Skinny Lizzie Sausages

Skinny Lizzie sausages were designed to fill a niche in the market for a tasty, low fat, low calorie sausage that tasted like the ‘real’ full fat version. As part of a new recipe development we decided to include SOLO® in the mix. This fitted in perfectly with our healthy ethos and added even more nutritional value to this popular sausage brand which is sold nationwide and forms part of the eating plans of the most widely attended slimming organisations in the UK.