According to the Malaysian Community Salt Survey (MyCoSS), Malaysians eat on average about 7.9 g or 1.6 teaspoons of salt per day.
That's above the recommended intake of salt by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is only 5.0 g or 1 teaspoon per day.
While your body requires a small amount of sodium to function correctly, too much consumption of sodium can contribute to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
This explains why the Malaysian government is getting more serious with their Salt Consumption Awareness campaign.
And we want to help consumers!
Umami was discovered as the 5th basic taste that enhances
the savoury flavour and palatability of low-salt diets.
It is the ultimate natural solution for salt reduction!
There are many ways to get that savoury, umami taste. One of them is the use of pure umami seasoning, which is also called Monosodium Glutamate and known as MSG.
Containing 2/3 less sodium than table salt, MSG may very well be the answer to reducing the sodium content of your food without sacrificing its taste.
Browse our yummy umami recipes -
with up to 40% salt reduction -
for your umami cooking inspirations.
Let's reduce salt intake together
by cooking and sharing!