Three routes to sodium reduction in salty snacks
Reducing sodium in salty snacks such as chips and crackers seems counterproductive. When consumers choose a salty snack, or even a cheese puff, they expect a certain flavor experience, one that salt is critical in delivering.
“There are several ways to reduce sodium in snacks, but some of them come with taste issues that need to be dealt with,” said Roger Lane, marketing manager, savory flavors, Sensient Flavors.
“Yeast extracts can be added to a lower-sodium product to make up for the lack of salt, especially when you need that boost of flavor without adding sodium,” Mr. Lane said.
“We have found that when used in conjunction with other sodium reduction solutions, SensaSalt 2G works as a flavor enhancer to boost positive notes while reducing negative off notes,” Mr. Lane said.