Hold the salt
Processed foods account for 75% of all the salt in the average person’s diet. If you use DSM flavor ingredients you can cut this dramatically – by up to 40% in fact. Bottom line: We give you all the flavor of salt…without the salt.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms what we’ve all been told for years: We eat too much sodium (salt). Globally we consume an average of 10-12 grams per day, rather than the recommended five grams.
Some 75% of this salt comes from processed food, with the rest from natural salt content and salt added at the table.
The resulting hypertension, strokes, high blood pressure and heart disease have serious health consequences. So as the healthy eating trend continues, the business benefits are clear. But how to solve them?
Governmental organizations such as WHO are actively asking food manufacturers to take responsibility and reformulate their product portfolio. For those food producers who are already reducing levels within their products, or who plan to in the future, we have a range of solutions for reducing salt…without losing the taste.
Salt is popular for a reason: It plays a pivotal role in determining flavor, texture and preserving food safety and shelf life. To help you meet the changing consumer and regulatory demands, we offer a range of highly concentrated, low-salt high-flavor ingredients that can cut salt content across all three tiers of the taste pyramid. These yeast extracts and process flavors ensure products retain all their flavor, texture and safety while you can reduce sodium content by up to 40%.
Basic taste without the salt:
Our 100% natural Gistex® yeast extracts provide basic savory taste and are available in low salt versions with no more than 3% salt.
Specific taste, less salt:
Our new natural yeast extract Maxavor® YE All Natural range contains less than 10% salt. It provides authentic flavor with specific products for chicken, beef and roast flavors, and a range of pre-composed flavors.
Boosting salt and umami:
Meanwhile our low-sodium, natural taste enhancing Maxarome® Pure and Gistex® HUM LS provide strong umami, boost the salt taste and provide a lingering effect.