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


Common Salt = NaCl Sodium Chloride


08/22/2013 - 1:28am

Believe me!


08/16/2013 - 4:44pm

Table salt is NaCl
and .....
Sea salt is ......NaCl



08/13/2013 - 7:33am

I have been using sea salt for years also.mine was evaporated from sea water naturally millions of years ago.I don't have to Pay near as much for it as most do ,and I get Iodine thrown
In for free.


08/11/2013 - 1:50pm

There really is no difference health wise. They both contain the same amount of sodium. Refined salt has some iodide in it to prevent iodide deficiency and Sea Salt doesn't. Sea salt may have trace elements and compounds from the evaporation process, but not really enough to affect much in the amount of salt an average person consumes.


07/22/2013 - 11:30pm

Try garlic adds flavor and healthy


07/19/2013 - 5:11pm

This issue of labeling sea salt healthy is really dangerous, I wish people could stop this nonsense. Salt is salt and it should be used with caution. Stop spreading fatal information that mislead people.


07/08/2013 - 12:59am

Sea salt and table salt have the same nutritional value. The real differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste and texture.


06/01/2013 - 6:54pm

Table salt kills people slowly. sea salt heals people quickly..End of story. Kosher salt is no differnet than table salt. It is sold for profit just like the fake stuff(table salt) the important minerals are sold to big chem companies because thats where the money is and valuable things are where the big money is. If you don't understand that then too bad for you my friend.


05/21/2013 - 4:21pm

Sodium chloride is the element that makes up most of the weight of salts. It is not salt. And comparing sea salt to table salt is like comparing a diamond to plastic. I don't understand why any human being would actually pay money for refined salt.


05/21/2013 - 3:52pm

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