Salt’s ability to balance and expose rich flavors makes it the easiest and most inexpensive way to enhance flavor. However, industry changes are encouraging manufacturers to revisit sodium levels in their products.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have garnered attention for emphasizing sodium reduction. Sodium-related diseases, such as high blood pressure, are putting the aging population at risk. In response, the guidelines are recommending consumers reduce sodium consumption to less than 2,300 milligrams per day. Approximately 90% of all Americans consume roughly 3,400 milligrams per day.