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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No worry: I don't see the worry. Body fluids are salty. Breathing air with some salt in it is if no concern. ...Read more
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. ...Read more