Sodium chloride (salt) is used in most cured meat products for a variety of reasons including enhancing flavor and providing microbial and textural stability. However, many consumers seek to reduce the levels of sodium in their diet, due to health threat because it is linked to hypertension, increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
Proteria™ SR is a natural flavoring that offers many of the functionalities of salt, providing meat processors with multiple benefits in the production of reduced-sodium products. It mimics meat flavor and helps manage water activity, the key to reducing the growth rate of microbial spoilage.
Complies with flavouring Directive 88/388/EC and (EC) No. 1334/2008, labelled as 'Cultured sugar".