Consumer Perception and Industry Impact

Sodium is an essential nutrient that is involved in muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and water balance in the body. However, scientific literature has linked sodium consumption with high blood pressure – also known as hypertension – and cardiovascular disease for certain individuals with sensitivity to this nutrient. It has been suggested that people with these conditions should reduce their sodium intake.

As food scientists and research and development specialists ramp up efforts to reduce sodium, they’re constantly reminded that sodium touches on everything from functionality and cost optimization to safety and sensory appeal. That makes it both a challenge and an opportunity. Morton Salt wants to help with this sodium challenge and is in a unique position to provide the expertise you need to get it done right.

Dietary Guidelines for Sodium Consumption

Guidelines put forth by the USDA and Health and Human Services encourage the majority of Americans to reduce their sodium intake.

Sodium Reduction for Consumers

People love salt, but some are encouraged to reduce sodium intake.

Food Manufacturer Impact

In a collaborative environment, Morton Salt can help you achieve your sodium-reduction goals.