Salt of the Earth has launched an all-natural solution to boost flavor and cut salt from consumers’ favorite comfort foods such as pizza and tomato soup: Mediterranean Umami Bold. This is a clean-label plant-based solution for flavor enhancement and sodium reduction, according to a press release. It has multiple uses and can boost savory flavors, enhance overall flavor profiles, and reduce sodium. It’s plant-based, vegan, kosher, and halal and easily helps replace synthetic ingredients, and other artificial additives as well as salt replacements. Mediterranean Umami Bold also can be used to reduce the amounts of certain ingredients, such as flavorings and spice blends. The easiest way to use it is to add to the aqueous phase in the recipe. It is functional across a variety of processing conditions, being heat- and pH-stable. It is especially suited for meats and fish, sauces, soups, RTE meals, plant-based meat analogs, and specialty bakery.
“Removing salt from a recipe and adding Mediterranean Umami Bold enhances all of the flavors in the application, without influencing texture or mouthfeel. Mediterranean Umami Bold helps keep the flavor systems balanced, even with reduced sodium”, stresses Rakefet Rosenblatt, food technologist for Salt of the Earth.
“Consumers are working from home and do not enjoy active social lifestyles as before, so eating at home and turning to comfort food have become the new normal,” says Tali Feingold, business unit director of Salt of the Earth. She added that: “These same consumers are more conscious about what they put in their bodies and study labels to ensure ingredients are all-natural, without additives.”