March 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- SALiTeô, developed for S K Patil & Associates Inc., by Sakharam K. Patil, PhD., and Ya-Jane Wang, professor, food science, University of Arkansas, is a low-sodium, micron to sub-micron particle ingredient made from regular salt and a bulking agent; it is a powder produced by a novel, patent-pending process designed to produce micro-particle sodium salt. It is a regular salt without substitutes, such as potassium, magnesium salts, etc. Micro-particles dissolve faster and are perceived to reduce the concentration of salt in dry snacks, where salt and spices are applied to the surface. Advantages include co-blending with spices, flavors, colors and flow agents; increased salt dispersion, while enhancing salt sensation in the mouth; and stability in topical applications, with increased shelflife. S K Patil & Associates Inc., 219-922-1033,,