February 16/Kassel, Germany/K+S KALI GmbH Press Release -- K+S KALI GmbH has introduced KaliSel as its new food-grade potassium chloride brand.
This brand name will be used to market potassium chloride KCl FCC, FAO, WHO, E 508.
KaliSel is high-purity potassium chloride (KCl) from natural sources. In many segments of the food industry, KCl is used as a substitute for sodium chloride (NaCl), as a taste enhancer, thickening agent, stabilizer or preservative for the production of a great variety of foodstuffs. At the Salt Reduction Europe 2011 conference in London last week, K+S KALI GmbH introduced its new brand for the first time.
"With KaliSel, K+S KALI GmbH offers an outstanding, yet cost-effective solution for salt substitution in food," a release noted. "The reason: The two vitally important minerals KCl and NaCl are, from a chemical point of view, closely related. Beyond that, KaliSel provides the body with necessary potassium, which is essential for many metabolic processes."
Sodium chloride, commonly known as salt, is a vital nutrient, and is essential for many important bodily functions. However, The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the average salt consumption in the western world to be too high.
The pressure on food producers to reduce the salt content of their products has therefore increased considerably. All over the world, scientists are involved in the search for alternatives, in order to at least partially replace NaCl in food, without compromising product qualities.
From the February 21, 2011, Prepared Foods E-dition