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Just A Pinch of Salt: Lower Sodium Options from Carolina Ingredients

Posted on Wed, Aug, 2014@ 10:45 AM

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Who says that you can’t have a snack seasoning that’s flavorful and healthy? While consumers have long known the benefits of lower sodium diets, taste is still key in leaving them satisfied.

Current dietary guidelines recommend that sodium intake is limited to less than 2,300 milligrams per day for the average American, with children and adults over 51 being limited to 1,500 milligrams daily. The benefits of a lower sodium diet range from reducing hypertension, or high blood pressure, to reducing rates of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Despite this knowledge, most Americans currently consume around 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day.

Food companies and restaurants can lead the way to happy and healthy consumers by making changes that benefit health, without making compromises on taste.

snack seasonings saltBoston Market is one company doing just that, reducing sodium content of some of their most popular menu items by as much as 30%. They reported same-store sales growth of 6.7% in the quarter that followed their switch.

Other companies have also followed suite, with Kraft Foods reducing sodium in their popular Hamburger Helper line and Subway restaurants reducing their sodium content by 30% restaurant-wide.

At Carolina Ingredients, we offer Reduced Sodium Natural Sea Salt in two varieties – 57% reduced and 45% reduced. The blend is part of our natural/ clean label offerings and contains no anticaking agents. 

We can also customize any of our blends to lower sodium content or use lower sodium natural sea salt, without removing the depth of flavor your customer expects.

Contact Carolina Ingredients today to learn more! 

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Food Truck Inspired Cuisine with Our Korean BBQ Flavor

Posted on Mon, Jul, 2014@ 02:30 PM

With our Korean BBQ sauce mixture and dry rub, you can taste the balance of ginger, garlic and soy. The possibilities are endless for this on-trend flavor, use it as a  snack seasoning, marinade and even a dry rub.

Korean BBQ tacos are credited by some as kicking off the food truck trend in large cities, such as Los Angeles. We invite you to invoke the creativity and flavor that has catapulted food trucks to recent fame. 

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First, let us customize this blend for you. You can add other fruit extracts or peppers to make this uniquely your own, modifying this flavor as a sauce or as a dry rub. 

Go for an easy crowd pleaser, and use our Korean BBQ sauce on chicken wings or short ribs. Or try the ever-popular Korean BBQ tacos, and don’t forget the Sriracha on the side! 

No matter where you live, this flavor is sure to be a hit on or off the truck. Did you know? 

  • Food trucks are the fastest growing dining industry in the country, with an average growth rate of 8.4% a year
  • Food truck revenue is expected to quadruple to $2.7 billion by 2017
  • 2.5 billion people eat street food every day
  • Kogi Korean BBQ was named one of the top five food trucks in Los Angeles – and has over 127,000 followers on Twitter 

What are your favorite food truck flavor trends

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