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Forget Fake Sugar: Salt Replacement Technology Is Now In Your Baked Goods

Forget Fake Sugar: Salt Replacement Technology Is Now In Your Baked Goods
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We’ve become accustomed to seeing sugar replacement options at every restaurant table. Why not salt replacements? Sodium consumption in the U.S. has risen dramatically over the past decade, and according to a recent study, it’s linked to 2.3 million deaths around the world every year.

As we recently reported, a company called Nu-Tek Food Science has developed a realistic Bill Gates-endorsed salt replacement product that has 50% of the sodium content of regular salt. This past April, it became available to the entire baking industry. The U.S. baking industry rakes in nearly $100 billion in revenue every year.

As part of a partnership with Nu-Tek, Cain Foods Ingredients can now exclusively distribute the salt replacer, dubbed Nu-Tek Potassium Chloride (NPC). Bakeryandsnacks.com says that Cain will also be able to add Nu-Tek to its own products.

Cain, a Dallas-based producer and supplier of wholesale technical baking ingredients, churns out a number of products, including dough conditioners, emulsifiers, softeners, and tortilla bases. None of that really matters. Here’s what does: Cain has national reach, which means that NPC will be available for bakeries all over the country.

On its website, Nu-Tek says that NPC can also be used with meat, fish, poultry, cheese, and snacks. We are still waiting on those applications–and for NPC to be released in a consumer-friendly form.AS