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Doctor insights on: How To Substitute Kosher Salt For Sea Salt In Baking

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What to do if I cannot find non iodized sea salt anywhere. Can I use kosher sea salt?

What to do if I cannot find non iodized sea salt anywhere. Can I use kosher sea salt?

No such thing: Iodine is present in sea water so it's present in sea salt along with hundreds of other mineral compounds. If you object to the taste of iodine then buy regular non iodized salt

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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It's okay to use kosher sea salt to clean my piercings right?

It's okay to use kosher sea salt to clean my piercings right?

Yes: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing.

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My 3 1/2 years old son woke up with puffy/swollen eyes but no pain. He took sea salt & baking soda bath the night before. Could it b the cause?

My 3 1/2 years old son woke up with puffy/swollen eyes but no pain. He took sea salt & baking soda bath the night before. Could it b the cause?

Puffy eye lid: His puffy eyes could be due irritation from the salt & baking soda, why did use it? But edema of the eyes could be due to allergies also & lf associated with swelling of hands, feet or scrotum it is a more urgent problem. In either case he has to be checked by his doctor or in ER. Good luck

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Can you tell me if I could use natural pink salt as a substitute for a sea salt soak?

Can you tell me if I could use natural pink salt as a substitute for a sea salt soak?

Same effect: Salts that have minor ingredients changing the color, are still basically salt. You can substitute them one for another with the same effect.

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Is sea salt good for you?

Is sea salt good for you?

Same as salt: Sea salt is simply mostly ordinary salt with a few additives for color and occasionally taste. The basic element is ordinary salt and that is the same as any other salt. Your body needs salt, but not an excessive amount so sea salt should be added as part of your sodium intake.

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Where can I get sea salt tablets?

Where can I get sea salt tablets?

Sea salt tablets: Never heard of them. Just use sea salt for flavoring as long as you don't have high blood pressure.

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Is sea salt better than regular salt?

No: Sea salt is a purified kind of salt with additives for flavor and color. The main ingredient is salt and all the usual precautions go with this.

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Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Marketing: Sea salt theoretically is the salt remaining from collected, filtered and dried sea water. However it would contain a lot of minerals, some objectionable. So it is probably purified salt with some additives for taste and color. The prices I have seen for this are astronomical but marketing deserves congratulations for making something so common, a pricey item.

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Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Minor: Table salt is purified salt sometimes with iodine added. Sea salt is purified salt, allegedly from the sea and supposedly containing some co-purified good minerals. Mostly however, it is salt with additives of flavor and color and is no different from a culinary standpoint as regular salt.

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Does sea salt have iodine?

Does sea salt have iodine?

Yes: Hi. Yes, sea salt has iodine; all you'll ever need to promote healthy thyroid function (assuming you have a healthy thyroid!).

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What are the health benefits of red sea salt?

Red sea salt: Many alternative health practitioners believe that Celtic sea salt, Himalayan sea salt and Hawaiian sea salt all contain natural trace minerals that help balance electrolytes. Red salt from Kauai is infused with alaea, a type of Hawaiian clay. The clay tints the salt red because it contains iron oxide, which serves as an added nutrient. Sea salt naturally contains magnesium and potassium,

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Ignoring the lack of iodine, is sea salt healthier than processed salt?

Ignoring the lack of iodine, is sea salt healthier than processed salt?

Minerals: Sea salt has minerals that are not in pure nacl. These minerals are also found in a normal balanced diet. Sea salt is still mostly nacl, and all of us generally take in too much nacl. Best advice is to use as little salt as needed.

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Do you know if morton sea salt contains minerals other than iodine?

Do you know if morton sea salt contains minerals other than iodine?

Morton Salt: Some does and some does not. Which Morton's salt are you talking about. Some does not contain iodine.

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Can you help? Could sea salt actually be better for your health even though it does not have iodine?

Myth: Sea salt is also sodium chloride; it purportedly tastes better; however from a chemical standpoint, its sodium content is exactly like table salt (except no added iodine). The rda for sodium is the same whether you take sea salt or other table salts. And it has the same health consequences when taken in excess like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Here is an article: http://www. Kidn.

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How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

Less processing: Sea salt is less heavily processed and therefore has a coarser texture and may have more base minerals remaining in the mixture. Also, table salt has added iodine. I don't know that sea salt is per se "better, " but those pursuing less heavily-processed diets often seek it for that reason.

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What's the origin of natural sea salt as an antibiotic?

What's the origin of natural sea salt as an antibiotic?

Before refrigeration: Perishables were treated with salt before refrigeration under the theory that the salt dessicated and hence inactivated bacteria and other orgaisms that spoiled them. The reality is that it dried the meat out so bacteria couldn't grow there. Its not an antibiotic.

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Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. Iodized salt, which is better?

Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. Iodized salt, which is better?

Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt.

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