Scientists Can Create Chips With Less Salt That Taste The Same

Scientists Can Create Chips With Less Salt That Taste The Same

Accelerating the salt delivery time to when chips are actually being chewed will reduce our desire for high sodium foods.

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 february 2012

Food scientists from the University of Nottingham, UK, have been researching how salt is released from chips into the mouth and have identified that the ‘salt burst’ occurs 20 seconds after chewing has started. With this knowledge, they aim to reduce the sodium content of chips by developing technologies that accelerate the salt delivery time. This new approach could mean healthier chips (and other snack foods) that have less salt but taste the same.

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