Ted Siau Jun Lin
posted on November 27, 2018 14:11
Overconsumption of Salt - Using Substitutes Can Retain Flavour
Singaporeans are eating better and consuming fewer calories overall, the latest National Nutrition Survey released on Monday (Nov 19) showed, but authorities said high sugar and salt intake remains a cause for concern. Nine in 10 Singaporeans are consuming more salt than they should, with the average person taking in almost double the recommended amount of 5g per day. Researchers are looking at alternatives such as potassium chloride to cut the amount of salt Singaporeans consume. Prof Jeyakumar Henry, Director at Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) shared that if we can change the crystalline form of salt into hollow cylindrical or spherical forms, it can provide the sensation of saltiness but is not overloaded in actual salt density.