Nitrite is a functional ingredient, only used for meat applications. Salt is the most recognized carrier of nitrite and therefore the safest way of adding the legal required amount of nitrite in meat recipes. Suprasel® salt with nitrite slows down the oxidation of fats, thus acting as a shelf life enhancer and safety agent. It also makes meat more resistant to light and to higher temperatures. Salt with nitrite enhances the flavor and texture of meat products and stabilizes its color. Studies show that customers relate the color of the meat to the freshness of the product.