Technical data - Introduction

SOLO® - a 60% sodium reduced sea salt

There is considerable interest today in declaring the sodium content of food and possible ways of reducing it.

The human body requires 3-5g of ordinary salt (sodium chloride NaCl) per day. In our part of the World, however, 10 -15g per day or more is often consumed as a total of the industrially produced foods together with that used in household preparation and cooking.

This Low Sodium Sea Salt (SOLO®) provides the food industry and the consumer with the possibility of reducing significantly (60%) the sodium intake whilst retaining practically the same taste and functionality as with ordinary salt. Furthermore this salt contains the vital minerals: potassium and magnesium as well as trace elements.

It contains only 41% Sodium Chloride (compared with 99% in ordinary salt), SOLO® contains vital minerals: 41% Potassium Chloride and 17% Magnesium Salts besides trace minerals.

Another advantage of replacing NaCl with SOLO® would be an increase in potassium and magnesium while lowering the sodium. There appears to be a nutritional advantage in reducing the Na:K ratio. The US Food & Nutrition Board suggests an optimal ratio of 0.58.

The body requires about 300-500mg of magnesium per day, but the daily intake in industrialised countries is often less than 200mg.

For these reasons, together with the fact that the body excretes magnesium and other vital elements together with excess sodium, it has been suggested that magnesium should in fact be added to table salt.

SOLO® is a nutritionally interesting composition of essential minerals which makes it an ideal ingredient in all foods aimed at the health and ecology conscious consumer.

The information contained herein is, to the best of our knowledge and belief, accurate. However, since the conditions of handling and of use are beyond our control, we make no guarantee of results, and assume no liability for damages incurred by following the suggestions set forward concerning the various applications. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as a recommendation for use in violation of any patent or of applicable laws or regulations.