Technologies

Agricultural Sciences

Title:

Preparation of Low Sodium Salts of Botanic Origin

Area:

Agricultural Sciences

Developing Agency:

Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

Brief Description

Description :

The vegetable salts are prepared by mixing both the raw materials {edible oil-bearing salt tolerant plant, Salicornia brachiata (as a source of NaCl), and a red alga, Kappaphycus alvarezii, a carrageenophyte, (as a source of KCl)} in the required proportion to achieve salt with desired NaCl and KCl ratio, incinerating the dry biomass, refining and polishing to obtain white crystalline salt. The technology provides a mixture of homogeneous salts having low sodium salt content of botanic origin.