OGDEN -- Each year, hundreds of the world's top chefs and sommeliers from throughout Europe gather in Brussels, Belgium to test the best that the food and beverage industry has to offer. Among these chefs are those recognized with top honors from Michelin, Gault Millau, and top culinary institutes throughout Europe.
They come together to test these foods and beverages on qualities of taste, appearance, smell, and texture for the pure pleasure of consumption. This year, among approximately 1,000 different items from global food giants and other companies recognized as the best in their specialty, chefs sampled FortiSalt, an innovative and unique product from Mineral Resources International, Inc., a relatively small company in Ogden.
FortiSalt, with patent pending, achieves its complex gourmet salty flavor using whole balanced sea minerals with a broad range of nutritional salts. It was designed to not only provide great flavor and sodium reduction, but to also dramatically improve the essential mineral nutrition value of foods. It is, as the name implies, fully fortified salt. FortiSalt received the superior taste award with two out of a possible three stars. In 2011, only two other American products received the award including Fresh Cut Del Monte Gold- Extra Sweet Pineapple, which also received two stars.
"We are thrilled to have such a prestigious jury validate the superior flavor of FortiSalt," said Val John Anderson, FortiSalt's formulator and Executive Vice-President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Mineral Resources International, Inc. "On the nutritional side of things, consumers should take some comfort in the fact that FortiSalt will not only help them reduce sodium, but will also increase potassium and magnesium, essential nutrients that help sodium function as an essential nutrient rather than a rogue in the body."
MRI, Inc. is actively seeking U.S. and international partners to help distribute FortiSalt.
To learn more about the International Taste and Quality Institute and the Superior Taste Award go to www.itqi.com.