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Solona from ICL: Low Sodium, Big Taste


There is no mistaking it, salt is a critical ingredient in many favorite foods often serving as a preservative or flavor enhancer, but with an abundance of research on the negative health impact of too much sodium, it is time to look for an alternative. Solona sea salt from ICL Food Specialties is a naturally occurring mineral that can effectively replace salt in food without sacrificing flavor or quality. Solona has 1.7 grams of sodium in every 100 grams, compared to the 39 grams per 100 of salt. The health benefits are evident, but the flavor benefits need to be tasted to believe. Solona has applications in the dairy, beverage and meat and poultry industries.

It is the sheer versatility of Solona that makes it a must-have ingredient across all culinary applications.

When it comes to baked goods, Solona effectively reduces the sodium in breads and desserts, and will not effect the cooking process in any way. Solona is available in the granulation your process requires, so it will never be a hindrance to the mixing process. Solona is fully soluble in liquid milk products and milk, and when it comes to cheese, formulation assistance is available to optimize the end product texture and melt.

Salty, sometimes overly salty, meats are a staple at summer cookouts, and Solona can make those flavors all the more enjoyable while reducing the sodium by 50% and delivering an equivalent yield in processed meats. Solona also can play in role in washing down delectable meals with refreshing beverages as it is fully soluble in liquids. Try Solona in tomato juice for a true treat!

Solona is sustainably harvested using solar energy to extract naturally low-sodium minerals from the dense waters of the Dead Sea, and then they are then moved to special evaporation pond where they are washed, screen dried and sized. The end result is Solona.

Please reach out to your sales rep for more information on this incredible product.

Solona is the food ingredient you have been searching for!