New product of natural origin which acts as a salty taste enhancer.
The Salt4Health project has the objective to develop a new product of natural origin that can be used as a salty flavour enhancer and able to avoid the antihypertensive effects of salt.
Nowadays, the increased production of prepared food, together with the new rhythms of life, are transforming in a very important manner the dietary patterns of society. Additionally, the offer of ultra-processed food, most of it with excessive levels of salt, is increasingly high and accessible. All this has caused that the consumption of salt has increased rapidly, reaching about 9-12 grams per day, more than the double amount recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which recommends 5 grams per day.
In this sense, the new product developed by Salt4Health project aims to help reduce the amount of salt consumed daily and avoid antihypertensive effects caused by salt, thus promoting better health in the population.
Eurecat participates in the Salt4Health project through its Nutrition and Health Unit and the Omic Sciences Unit, which work on the development of the product using a cheaper source rich in protein, as well as its subsequent validation.