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TATA Salt Lite says it is a refined, iodised and potassium enriched, low-sodium salt specially formulated to provide 15% lower sodium than regular salt. It is consumed by many Indians to   keep a check on their blood pressure and weight.
It contains a food additive called Potassium ferrocyanide (E536) which is classified as a neutral salt and is used increasingly nowadays in iodised salt as an anti-caking agent. Though there should be no cause for concern at the low quantities used, adding acid to an aqueous solution of E536 releases toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. Although not mutagenic, it can cause irritation, if ingested, inhaled, or if it comes into contact with skin. It’s adverse effects increase with the increase of quantity and regularity with which it enters the body. It is toxic when consumed in large amounts and accumulates in the body. In Great Britain, the addition of this anti-caking agent to table salt is prohibited.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 9– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
At the small quantities used in this product, E536 is unlikely to be of any concern. However, its adverse effects increase with the increase of quantity and regularity with which it enters the body. It is toxic when consumed in large amounts and accumulates in the body. In Great Britain, the addition of this anti-caking agent to table salt is prohibited.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
A little salt is essential for good health. Healthy adults should consume salt and water to replace the amount lost daily through sweat and to achieve a diet that provides sufficient amounts of other essential nutrients. The American Heart Association and NIH advise adults to get no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium daily. That’s about 1 teaspoon of salt.
Ingredients of concern in TATA Salt Lite

  • Evaporated Edible Common Salt
  • Crystal Modifier Potassium ferrocyanide (IN 536)

Evaporated Edible Common Salt
High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Crystal Modifier IN 536
Potassium ferrocyanide (E536) which is classified as a neutral salt is used increasingly nowadays in iodised salt as an anti-caking agent. It is slightly toxic, as adding acid to an aqueous solution releases toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. Although not mutagenic, it can cause irritation, if ingested, inhaled, or if it comes into contact with skin. It’s adverse effects increase with the increase of quantity and regularity with which it enters the body. It is toxic when consumed in large amounts and accumulates in the body. In Great Britain, the addition of this anti-caking agent to table salt is prohibited.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:

  • Potassium Chloride
  • Permitted Anti-caking agent IN 551
  • Potassium Iodate

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