Milk salt, what is it?

Milk salt consists of the natural minerals in milk: potassium, iodine, magnesium, calcium, as well as sodium. The minerals found in milk come from the fodder eaten by cows.

Ordinary table salt consists almost completely of sodium chloride. Milk salt contains nearly 80% less sodium than ordinary table salt. The salty taste in milk salt is derived from the potassium that milk naturally contains, instead of sodium.

The process

The minerals found in milk come from the fodder eaten by cows. Milk contains the natural minerals: potassium, iodine, magnesium and sodium.

Whey is produced as a by-product of cheese.

Whey contains, among other things, whey proteins and milk minerals (milk salt).

Milk salt contains almost 80% less sodium than ordinary table salt.

A unique solution to a global problem

Excessive consumption of sodium in our diets is the most significant risk factor in high blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the single biggest contributor to the reduction of life expectancy worldwide.

The food industry has long sought ways to reduce salt content but has struggled to achieve this without compromising on taste. Until now...

"World health organisation member states have agreed to reduce the global population's intake of salt by a relative 30% by 2025."

No compromises on taste

Consumers understand the health benefits of cutting down their salt intake, but no one wants to compromise on taste. With Valio Valsa® we can deliver full taste with significantly less salt.

Valio Finnish Mild Cheddar with Valsa® e250g

Valio Finnish Mild Cheddar with Valsa® e250g

Valio Finnish Mild Cheddar has a balanced and fresh taste with a light tartness. It is perfect for the whole family either on a sandwich, in cooking or as a snack. It is aged for a minimum of 3 months, it is lactose free and doesn’t contain additives. The salt content is only 1.1 % and the fat content 34 %.

Valio Finnish Maasdam with Valsa® e350g

Valio Finnish Maasdam with Valsa® e350g

Valio Finnish Maasdam has a nutty flavour with character. It is perfect on a sandwich, for salads and for healthy snacking. It is aged 3 months, it is lactose free and doesn’t contain preservatives. The salt content is only 0,6% and the fat content is 15%.

Valio Finnish Spreadable butters with ValSa®

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter is produced from Finnish milk and rapeseed oil and has a creamy and buttery taste. It is a natural choice with no colours, preservatives or other additives. It is ideal for spreading, cooking, frying and baking.

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter Light 250g

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter Light 250g

The salt content is only 0.9% and fat content 57%.

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter 250g

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter 250g

The salt content is only 0.6% and fat content 72%.

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter Light 450g slightly salted

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter Light 450g slightly salted

The salt content is only 0.9% and fat content 57%.

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter 450g slightly salted

Valio Finnish Spreadable butter 450g slightly salted

The salt content is only 0.6% and fat content 72%.