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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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Salt is salt is salt. Sodium chloride. Sea salt also has other "things" that were in the sea water, and trapped in the salt. I worked for Penzey's for over a year, they have some great salt-free products which add flavor to the food without adding the sodium. I am sure there are other manufacturers that do the same.

Anonymous

02/16/2010 - 6:16pm

I started using see salt about a year ago. I have been able to cut my salt intake more tthaan half before the sea salt. I have become salt sensitive to alot of foods. I have laearned to eat some foods without any salt at all.

Anonymous

01/07/2010 - 3:33pm

I have been using SEA SALT for years AND REGULAR TABLE SALT IS WAY TO SALTY WILL NEVER USE REGULAR SALT AGAIN

Anonymous

10/24/2009 - 3:18pm

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