Sodium Reduction: Smart Salt®

In the UK over 16 million people suffer from high blood pressure and with many of the health issues within the UK being associated with high blood pressure, it is clear more action is needed.

Eating too much salt regularly increases the risk of developing high blood pressure, which is the dominant cause of strokes and a major risk factor for heart attacks.

Sodium Reduction By Up To 60%

Based on patented technology from Finland, Smart Salt® is a sodium reduction system. It allows a reduction of up to 60% without compromising product performance or taste.

Smart Salt® goes much further than just reducing sodium, the formulation also offers high levels of magnesium-balancing minerals encouraging a healthier heart.

Flexible Sodium Reduction Solution To Suit Your Needs

Smart Salt Concentrate10 KG
Smart Salt® 4025 KG
Smart Salt® 50

The flexible system can be easily adapted to meet your reduction requirements from 10-60%. It offers preservative and technological functions reducing the need for costly and extensive product development.

Where other sodium reduction systems fail, extensive application testing has proven Smart Salt’s® effectiveness in challenging applications including cheese, meat, bread, ready-to-eat meals, and seasonings. Offering superior taste, texture, and manufacturing requirements.

One of the biggest benefits of Smart Salt® to manufacturers is that it doesn’t have the metallic taste that other low-sodium salts contain. It maintains the quality salt taste that you would expect in your recipe.

Reduced Sodium Salt Labelling

Easy to label, Smart Salt® can be simply referred to as Reduced Sodium Salt on your labelling, saving space and making your ingredients declaration easier to understand for customers.


Fantastic support as well as delivering quality service to us the customer. Along this journey, we have continued to increase what we purchase.

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Successful in a broad range of food categories and applications, its success can be attributed to its technological functionality that often mirrors regular salt.

Dr. Helen Mitchell, Consulting Director Smart Salt® Oy, said: “Smart Salt® has a very successful application record in a broad category of food products. Its success can be attributed to its technological functionality that often mirrors regular salt”

Added-value meat and poultry
Sodium reduction affects water binding capacity and yield loss during cooking.30-40% sodium reduction is possible with Smart Salt®. No significant difference in texture (cohesiveness or meat bind) or
cooked meat colour (pinking). Sensory, textural and microbiological quality is maintained in these applications including frankfurters, dry sausage, chicken patties and meatballs.
BakeryReducing salt affects the taste and biochemical reactions such as fermentation.40-50% sodium reduction is achievable.
In bread products, an elastic structure is formed that tolerates rising well, with good volume and even pore structure.
SoupsSalt reduction has an impact on the taste characteristics and overall taste profile.1:1 replacement of sodium chloride with Smart Salt® blends allows 30-45% sodium reduction.
The overall taste intensity of the soup matches the original recipe.
The taste enhancement qualities of Smart Salt® may enable cost savings for some herbs, spices or flavour enhancers such as monosodium glutamate or hydrolysed yeast extract.
Ready to eat mealsSodium reduction affects taste and shelf-life characteristics.1:1 replacement of sodium chloride with Smart Salt® blends reduces sodium content to between 30-45%.
Sensorial, textural and microbiological qualities are maintained.
SnacksSalt reduction in these products can adversely affect the flavour profile.In salted snacks such as popcorn, crisps, nuts and crackers a 60% sodium reduction is possible whilst providing the full salt impact in topical applications.
CheeseSalt plays a significant role in cheese processing, texture, taste and shelf-life.In hard cheeses, a 30% sodium reduction has been achieved but in cottage cheese, processed cheese and cheese sauces.
40-50% sodium reduction has been successful.
VegetablesReducing salt impacts taste
and consumer acceptability
In vegetable applications such as frozen /prepared, vegetable juices and meals; consumer testing has indicated excellent consumer acceptability at 60% sodium reduction with Smart Salt®.


Sustainability Strategy

All production of Smart Salt® is based on the natural process of crystallisation with negligible waste. By 2025, new technology will ensure a waste-free production process.

Why Brusco?

As an approved partner of Smart Salt®, Brusco works alongside a team of expert scientists to spread the word about sodium reduction. This helps our customers understand how they can reach their sodium reduction targets using a straight 1-2-1 swap.



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