23 Jan 2013 --- Swedish salt processing company Salinity which exports a range of salt products worldwide, is launching SaltWell, a new naturally formed low sodium salt, mined from a vast mineral rich Jurassic sea deep below the Chilean desert.
23 Jan 2013 --- Already being tested by one multinational food company, the salt which naturally has 35% less sodium in its make up, tastes exactly like ordinary salt.
Currently the low sodium salt available is created by diluting sodium grains with potassium grains which not only delivers a bitter aftertaste but also presents some separation issues. The Saltwell grain is naturally formed to contain the potassium within each grain so perfect for a range of food.
Initial usage research undertaken by Ipsos has highlighted a range of benefits including enhanced taste of the food cooked.
Says Simon Wright Founder of OF+, specialists in developing sustainable foods, “Increasingly retailers and food manufacturers are looking for natural ingredients that will lower salt levels whilst retaining a clean ingredient list. This new salt that is naturally lower in sodium ticks all these boxes whilst tasting exactly as salt should taste – salty and without the bitterness associated with engineered salt substitutes. While I understand Saltwell is not yet available to consumers I can see a huge demand for it in the future.”
FAO: Large Increase in 2013 World Cereal Output Expected
06 Dec 2013 --- World cereal production will reach a new high of almost 2 500 million tonnes, including rice in milled terms, according to new FAO estimates. The figure is almost 8.4 percent more than last year and some 6 percent above the previous record in 2011, according to the latest issue of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report.
Study: Coffee or Beer? The Choice Could Affect Your Genome
06 Dec 2013 --- Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down.
Tesco Sales Decrease in UK on Weak Grocery Market
04 Dec 2013 --- Tesco has reported that group sales for the thirteen weeks ending 23 November 2013 increased by 0.6% at actual exchange rates and by 0.2% at constant rates, excluding petrol. Including petrol, Group sales decreased by (0.8)% at actual exchange rates and by (1.2)% at constant rates.
Food Ingredients News
Industry Poll: Natural Red is the Most Technically Challenging Hue
04 Dec 2013 --- Market research from Innova Market Insights cites a higher share of recent food and beverage launches with coloring derived from natural sources. Manufacturers are creating more products that achieve visual appeal without using synthetic color additives. For those employing natural colors, a recent poll suggests that red is the most challenging hue.