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Cargill to open potassium chloride facility

        Cargill to open potassium chloride facility

Cargill Salt plans to open a new potassium chloride production facility in Watkins Glen, N.Y., later this year. Potassium chloride has been shown to enable sodium reduction rates of up to 50% in a range of applications, including baked foods, soups, ready-to-eat meals, snacks and sauces, according to Minneapolis-based Cargill.

Beyond flavor, sodium chloride (salt) impacts yeast and gluten development, texture, appearance, and shelf life, according to Cargill. Potassium chloride has been shown to deliver all those functional benefits when replacing sodium chloride. Cargill Salt’s potassium chloride products include Potassium Pro potassium chloride, FlakeSelect potassium chloride (potassium chloride and salt) and FlakeSelect potassium chloride/sea salt.

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