How are mountain- and sea salt different from regular table salt?


How are mountain- and sea salt different from regular table salt?

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The fundamental component – sodium chloride – doesn’t change. But there are *many* other kinds of salts that may be present in trace amounts, along with other very tiny impurities like a little bit of magnesium or potassium or calcium. Those other minerals can very subtly change the flavor of the salt.

It should be noted that there are no other benefits for consuming any particular kind of table salt. You *may* be lacking in certain trace minerals that you might find more of in one kind of salt, but it’s doubtful it’ll make a difference, especially when there are plenty of supplements readily available.

Nutritionally they are effectively identical.

There are various claims that have all been debunked (e.g. detox, therapeutic, mood, etc.).

Save your money, and buy regular table salt.

Most salt is sea salt if you look back in time far enough. Those salt deposits and mines are where the ocean used to be, but the salt got left behind after the contours of the land changed.

The biggest practical difference is that table salt is usually sold as a fine grain and the others are typically sold as coarse grain. I use fine grain for cooking since it’s easier to be consistent with the amount and I use coarse grain for seasoning after the food is cooked because I like the texture.

typically, no iodine is in mountain or sea salt, iodine is an additive. Iodine deficiency is a primary cause of hypothyroidism and causes significantly reduced brain development in children.