Israel’s Salt of the Earth Ltd. has launched its all-natural low in sodium Umami-Essence Sea Salt ingredient especially designed for a comprehensive range of sauces. The company says that 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 Umami-Essence Sea Salt 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.”
Umami-Essence Sea Salt is a proprietary blend of sea salts and a natural vegetable extract that provides distinctive umami flavor. The company boasts that Umami Essence can be easily incorporated into sauces, pizza toppings, salad dressings, Bolognese-style meat sauces, lasagna and other products. Umami-Essence Sea Salt is highly soluble, vegan and holds kosher certification.
Salt of the Earth produces and markets advanced sodium-reduction solutions made from natural salts harvested from the Red Sea to food manufacturers and retailers worldwide. Salt of the Earth is a deeply rooted, renewal-focused company. It has engaged a sustainable strategy to implement the management commitment for the environment, community and its employees.