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A -powered spoon that makes food taste saltier is now in in Japan. It is called the Electric Salt Spoon. It was created by researchers from Tokyo's Meiji University and the Japanese company Kirin. They hope their spoon will help people to cut down on the of salt they eat. The spoon sends a weak electric current to the . The is too weak to be felt. However, it makes salt taste up to one and a half times . This means we can eat food with less salt, but still a salty taste. Researcher Ai Sato said: "Japan has a food that tends to favour salty tastes. People need to reduce the amount of salt in their food." However, she added that food with no salt is and tasteless.

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