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Old 06-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #31
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Hmm. Once again, it's all in the processing, I think.

From the MayoClinic site:

"Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often marketed as a more natural and healthy alternative. The most notable differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing.

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.

Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping. Most table salt also has added iodine, an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid.

By weight, sea salt and table salt contain the same amount of sodium."

so same amt of sodium by weight, less clumping agents, but more other minerals in sea salt than in mined table salt.

I'll continue to buy my super-fancy salts. It's a 14-dollar luxury that effortlessly provides me with a boost of standard minerals and trace minerals.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #32
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Sea salt doesn't have sugar added.
Morton's (and others') "iodized" salt does.
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No lie.... I have about 15 types of salt in my house.. Long story, lol.... And my 2 favorite are Himalayan pink salt, and alder wood smoked sea salt. I also have a habanero lime salt that I created with coarse sea salt.
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I don.t know about all salt being sea salt.... They do mine it from caves all over Europe... However, with my 15 kinds of salt, I can guarantee you that they do not taste the same. OK, so the story is, I was doing my homework to see if a spice store in my area would be a feasible venture for me.... Anyway, a salt company sent me about 15 varieties of salt. And they absolutely do not all taste the same.
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Sometimes I put a rock or two of coarse celtic grey on my tongue for the taste sensation.
Not gonna do that with Morton's iodized.
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I don.t know about all salt being sea salt.... They do mine it from caves all over Europe... However, with my 15 kinds of salt, I can guarantee you that they do not taste the same. OK, so the story is, I was doing my homework to see if a spice store in my area would be a feasible venture for me.... Anyway, a salt company sent me about 15 varieties of salt. And they absolutely do not all taste the same.
That's still sea salt. Leftover from when oceans covered the area.
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Wal mart sells McCormick sea salt in a nifty grinder.
I set it to "fine" and dusted some nuts with it.
Tasted great. Much better than the Morton Iodized salt I have as my table salt.
Wal Mart also a shaker with Himalayan salt in it..looked pinkish.
What's the deal with that? More minerals?
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I don't know what the deal with that is but the Pink Himilayan Salt is really good. I got it at Costco on a whim. It's a favorite for right before serving a dish.
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I must admit that I am confused about the salt issue . We have vry tasty salt here which I use . It may sound starnge but there are Argentine grill restaurants abroad who import their salt to get the flavour right for the asado .

Anyway, apart from that I use a salt lite which is high in potassium to supplement my shortfall in that mineral.

Seasalt is uncommon here,considered a gourmet salt. There is three brands that swoon over the benefits of using their seasalt but when you read the nutritional breakdown no hint of magnesium for example and they still add iodine. So looking at the price I have refrained.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:48 AM   #40
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Wal mart sells McCormick sea salt in a nifty grinder.
I set it to "fine" and dusted some nuts with it.
Tasted great. Much better than the Morton Iodized salt I have as my table salt.
Wal Mart also a shaker with Himalayan salt in it..looked pinkish.
What's the deal with that? More minerals?
The pink color is caused by iron oxide.
Himalayan is 96- 97% NaCl (salt) and then the rest is trace minerals.

One sources says they include boron, chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.

there's also some stuff like aluminum and titanium in ultra-low trace amounts.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #41
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I use Real Salt, Kosher Salt, course Sea Salt, and normal Morton's Iodized. It just depends on what I'm making, but Kosher is my standby.
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