Two Indian scientists have developed round salt granules. Why is is this a food technology breakthrough? Cubical salt crystals have flat faces that can make pouring difficult. The new crystals have more sides that allow the crystals to flow freely. Thus anti-caking additives that can cloud solutions are no longer needed [MORE].
What is salt? (Salt Institute) Sodium chloride or common salt is the chemical compound NaCl, composed of the elements sodium and chloride. Salt occurs naturally in many parts of the world as the mineral halite and as mixed evaporites in salt lakes [MORE].
Salt (or more correctly sodium) is a problem for some people. What are the technological options for reducing sodium levels in food while still making it taste good? Experts suggest 1) use salt substitutes, such as potassium chloride, 2) replace salt wtih extracts, nucleotides, and monosodium glutamate, and 3) change the physical form of the salt so that it is more taste bioavailable and therefore less is needed [MORE].