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Q. Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Regular Salt?

Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Regular Salt?

A. Even if you’re watching your sodium intake, you can enjoy sea salts. While gram for gram sea salts contain as much sodium as table salt, their larger crystals and unique flavors, derived from various sources, may result in your using less salt overall, says Chef Kyle Shadix, M.S., R.D., director at Nutrition + Culinary Consultants in New York City. Sel Gris de Í’lle de Ré gets its color from gray clay; Maldon has a distinct fine-flake crystal structure; and Himalayan Pink is named for the mountains where it’s mined. Another way to minimize sodium: don’t salt while you’re cooking and instead simply sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt on your finished dish before serving. Find interesting sea salts at gourmet shops or online at atthemeadow.com.

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Will you suffer consequences without the iodine in table salt?

Anonymous

06/25/2014 - 12:08am

so,is it better for you than table salt

Anonymous

06/09/2014 - 8:26pm

for gods sake just look at the very water from which sea salt is made off.our oceans specially close to big cities (where most sea salt is made )are full of all sorts of chemical, muncipal wastes so the salt made also contains traces of all such wastes as the salt making process simply evaporates water and what is left is sea salt,one the other hand rock salt was also made by water evaporation of sea water but thousands of years back when there was no pollution in water as well as in air.so simple logic leads us to this fact that rock salt is much pure than present marketed sea salt.an other indirect proof is that sea salt is more bitter than rock salt (this is one reason that most chiefs prefer sea salt over rock but at what cost) than rock salt 'we end up consuming additional pollutants for sake of taste alone.

Anonymous

05/14/2014 - 4:02am

Sea salt usually contains additional minerals and the flavor can differ depending on where the seawater
was obtained. Some gourmet cooks collect a variety of sea salts and are able to identify the distinct flavor of each. Iodine isn't added to sea salt however iodine may be present depending on the water source.

Anonymous

05/12/2014 - 12:23pm

Is It Possible To Live Only On Sea Salt? If So I Can Wholy Bid Farewell To Table Salt. Wow!

Anonymous

05/01/2014 - 2:46pm

All Salt is Sea Salt - there is no salt where there once was not a sea. Processing only makes it pour better and dissolve faster (since it is smaller crystals).

Anonymous

04/24/2014 - 12:28pm

Neither is not the answer at all. If you eliminate too much salt. You will suffer many complications.

Anonymous

02/14/2014 - 1:11pm

They contain the same amount of sodium? I Still dont understand... which one is healthier?!?!?!

Anonymous

01/31/2014 - 2:57pm

All processed food kills, manipulates or destroys healthy cells whether or not it the same scientic element. its how the human body process it. the best choice is to choose natural when possible

Anonymous

01/07/2014 - 9:43am

Iodine in sea salt very low-unless it has seaweed added

Anonymous

12/31/2013 - 3:42am

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