NuTek Food Science was founded in 2006 by Tom Manuel and Dr. Sam Rao in Omaha, Nebraska. Manuel and Rao have worked together in the food industry for over 40 years and are dedicated to improving the health of consumers around the world.
Our mission is to help create great-tasting and affordable foods that enhance global health and wellness. We strive to grow our business by being great partners to the global food system with innovative products for consumers, food manufacturers, food retailers, and restaurant chains.
NuTek Food Science is the company behind a revolutionary product--Salt for Life®. Our company is motivated to address the global health issue of excessive sodium consumption. Our product is developed using a technological breakthrough to deliver unprecedented levels of sodium reduction and replace it with potassium, a necessary and under-consumed nutrient -- all while maintaining great taste, affordability, and ease of use.
Salt for Life® is the revolutionary salt that improves global health and wellness because it is naturally sourced, tastes great, easy to use and affordable. It is made from a simple yet patented process. Using naturally sourced potassium salt (potassium chloride) from North America and our patented technology, we are able to replace salt (sodium chloride) at unprecedented levels without compromising taste or functionality and at minimal cost. It tastes like salt because it IS salt! We have helped many of the world's leading companies achieve successful sodium reductions up to 50% across a variety of foods. Salt for Life® is non-GMO, Kosher certified, and has Gluten-Free options available.
Salt for Life® Sea Salt & Potassium Salt is Nature's Alternative Salt, a culinary breakthrough for health-conscious consumers who proactively seek better-for-you products. Our retail and food service Salt for Life® is a blend of sea salt from pristine ocean waters and an alternative salt--POTASSIUM SALT--sourced from ancient sea beds in North America. Salt for Life's special recipe gives you a GREAT TASTE of salt with LESS SODIUM than regular table salt and provides you with potassium, an essential ingredient. Salt for Life® can be used in the same way as table salt (sodium chloride) to season, cook, or bake. It is Kosher Certified, Gluten-Free and non-GMO. It contains 140 mg of sodium per ¼ teaspoon as compared to 590 mg per ¼ teaspoon of traditional table salt. In addition, each ¼ teaspoon serving has 180 mg of potassium (similar to one-half of a medium banana).
In some health conditions, including certain types of kidney disease, patients are encouraged by their physicians to increase their intake of potassium whereas limiting sodium intake is a consideration for all stages of kidney disease. Please check with your healthcare provider if you are unsure if you should be limiting your sodium and/or potassium intake.
Potassium salt (potassium chloride is its mineral name) is a naturally occurring salt compound. Like common table salt (which is sodium chloride), it is found in crystal form in salt mines. NuTek Food Science sources its potassium chloride from salt mines in North America. Potassium is an essential but under-consumed dietary mineral and electrolyte. Fruit, dairy and vegetables, like dark leafy greens, are the main sources of dietary potassium. As noted in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, potassium is a nutrient of concern because population consumption patterns are generally much lower than recommended.
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