Tasteful croque-monsieur canapé with less salt @Food Matters Live 2015Published: 10-11-2015
OneGrain mineral salt, the like-for-like substitute of regular salt developed by AkzoNobel Salt Specialties, enables sodium levels to be reduced by up to 50% while retaining the same taste and shelf-life. At Food Matters Live in London 2015 a reduced salt, croque-monsieur canapé was presented. Each component of this croque-monsieur canapé, the bread, the ham and the cheddar cheese is made with OneGrain.
Nowadays most people consume too much salt, on average 9-12 grams per day, or around twice the recommended maximum level of intake, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). High sodium consumption (>2 grams/day, equivalent to 5 g salt/day) and insufficient potassium intake (less than 3.5 grams/day) contribute to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The main source of sodium in our diet is salt and food manufacturers around the globe are now considering salt replacement. AkzoNobel developed OneGrain mineral salt to addresses the challenges facing the food industry – to reduce salt levels without compromising taste, quality and production standards. OneGrain mineral salt allows the food industry to focus on producing great-tasting food with reduced levels of sodium.
One of the food manufacturers committed to a healthy agenda, the makers of Cheeky Cow Cheese, produce delicious half fat reduced salt cheddar comparable with any full fat and full salt cheddar. When it comes to both the taste and shelf-life of a typical cheese, salt remains a vital ingredient so the Cheeky Cow Cheese team tested various salt replacement products. The winning solution proved to be OneGrain mineral salt, which enables sodium levels to be reduced by up to 50% while retaining the same taste and shelf-life.
“OneGrain tastes like salt, functions like salt and guarantees the same shelf-life as salt,” says Cheeky Cow Cheese’s managing director Greg Parsons. “By using OneGrain mineral salt, not only were we able to reduce Cheeky Cow’s salt content by a very significant 30% but all our consumer feedback and research confirmed that there was no discernible difference in taste, texture and most importantly the enjoyment of Cheeky Cow half fat reduced salt cheddar. We were able to achieve a healthy cheddar with less fat and salt.”
OneGrain is becoming the market leader in salt reduction in cured meat, ready meals and bread, as well as being used in delicacies and snacks as diverse as sushi rice and salted nuts across the globe. Irrespective of whether you are a food manufacturer, supplier or retailer, OneGrain provides a low sodium alternative. The new ingredient provides a single like-for-like substitute for regular salt without having to change recipes or processes and it can transform your front of pack (FOP) nutritional labelling from amber and in many cases even red to green.