Black Forest ham with a 31% salt reduction
The desire for a healthier diet is growing inexorably and is leading to consumers increasingly opting for low-fat, low-sugar or low-salt products. As the salt content in raw ham is often very high, we decided to tackle the problem head-on and have developed a tastefully excellent salt-reduced raw ham (e.g. Black Forest ham, see photo above) that has an excellent taste, as proven by the very good results in a large number of tastings. We have achieved a salt reduction from 5.8% to 4.0% (salt equivalent = % sodium x 2.54). The taste is outstandingly aromatic, mild and the salt reduction is pleasantly noticeable.
The preparation can also be used with lean raw ham (reduced-fat) (see second photo). Salt-reduction preparations are also available for cooked sausage, salami and ham. Since preparations and technology are now available, all that remains for you to do is to take the forward-looking decision to produce a salt-reduced raw ham and adapt the available technology to the conditions in your company. I will be happy to assist you with advice and support in this respect – from initial sample-production through to the final product.
If you are interested, we can present the process to you in your premises without obligation. As a rule, I don’t charge for trial and sample productions. If sample production is successful, you can obtain the necessary preparations from me.