Sometimes salt can be a good thing, enhancing the flavor of a food. It is good to remember, though, that a little goes a long way. This product is very high in sodium and my family did find the saltiness to be a bit overwhelming. The flavor was great but it was very hard to get around the salt taste. That said, I have found ways to work around it. I love the Knorr brand and how quick and easy their sides are. This Mexican rice mix is so versatile, I can use it in a number of recipes that will help to cut the saltiness so the only thing you taste is flavorful Mexican rice. For example, I use it in a baked Mexican chicken dish recipe. The addition of the chicken breast, a little bit of olive oil, some sour cream, and some shredded cheese makes all the difference in the world. I have also found that using it in a taco salad mixed with ground beef helps to cut the salt flavor as well. All in all this is a good product, you just have to think out of the box a little bit when using it in a meal.