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MSU Research: Salt Substitute from Corn Starch

1999 – Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Kris Berglund patents his salt substitute made from lysine, which is fermented from corn starch. The salt substitute is marketed as AlsoSalt and is an example of the other bioproducts that can be made from some of the same processes that produce ethanol.

bottle of ketchup

Heinz No Salt Ketchup

containers of salt substitute


By 2009, Berglund’s salt substitute is introduced in an improved version of Heinz no-salt-added ketchup.

Source: U.S. Patent No. 5,897,908 April 27, 1999

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