A functional salt substitute derived from grape pomace with preservative effects and its manufacturing method

  • From Spain
  • Responsive
  • Patents for licensing

Summary of the technology

Totally natural product derived from masses of vinification, seasoning with a high power allowing to reduce levels of salt from processed foods and making healthier (suitable for hypertensive population). It also has a preservative effect, reducing / eliminating the use of preservatives (egsulfites). The product is applicable throughout the food industry as well as the restaurant industry.


Details of the Technology Offer

New and innovative aspects

New and Innovative aspects: the product is obtained for minimal processing of the masses of vinification, it is not an extract, therefore, is a natural product that in addition to seasoning and preservative, it is multiple source of bioactive compounds in grapes as are polyphenols, fiber, potassium and other minerals.

Main advantages of its use

The product has a value "per se" because it is 100% "natural", obtained by minimal processing with low power consumption and virtually no water, helps reduce carbon footprint of wine production, reduce waste and thus increase the profitability of the process. Adds value to products through additional bioactive components and rich in potassium.


Natural preservative and common salt substitute with "functional" properties.


Food industry in general, especially those that need to reduce salt levels in their products without losing stability or endanger conservation. In addition, the product is suitable for being applied in restaurants, in the preparation of dishes, tapas, etc. Possible limitation: products that allow the incorporation of "colored" solid products.

Intellectual property status

Protected by patent P201300555

Desired business relationship

Commercial Agreement, License Agreement, Technical Cooperation: further development; Technical Cooperation: testing new applications; Technical Cooperation: adaptation to specific needs.

Intellectual property status

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Related Keywords

  • Agrofood Industry
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Food Technology
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Medical Health related
  • Wine
  • fiber
  • antioxidant
  • salt
  • seasoning
  • substitute
  • preservative
  • potassium


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