NuTek Natural Ingredients is a company that produces various natural ingredient solutions and substitutions for uses like flavoring or texturing. It was founded in 2006 by Tom Manuel and Sam Rao. Manuel is the company's CEO.
The company was originally founded as NuTek Food Science. At first, the company was just producing Himalayan sea and mineral salt blends with up to 75% less sodium and 75% more potassium than traditional salt. It produces this salt with the goal of providing a healthy alternative product for health-conscious individuals or those with high blood pressure. It rebranded itself as NuTek Natural Ingredients in 2020 due to its product line expansion beyond salt. NuTek's three new product lines are NuXtend (a shelf-life extender), NuForm (a texture solution), and NuSavor (a flavor solution). Each of NuTek's product lines is clean label certified, meaning it uses all natural ingredients with no chemically derived preservatives.
In February 2016, NuTek announced the opening of a new 100,000 square foot facility in Fargo, North Dakota to produce its salt products.