There is a major difference between processed table salt and real sea salt.
Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits.
Table salt ... typically just referred to as salt ... is heavily processed.
It is an highly processed product made in factories. Heated to over 1200 degrees and stripped of the natural minerals.
It has added ingredients such as an anti-caking agent (often, aluminum hydroxide), MSG, sugar, and other chemicals, along with iodine.
All these additives can cause discoloration in refined salt, so bleaching agents are then used to restore the desirable white color.
As the name suggests, sea salt is salt mined from the sea.
Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing.
It is higher in minerals than table salt, and considered a more natural form. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.
But, Take This With a Grain of Salt because... How to Spot the Difference Between Refined and Unrefined... #refinedseasaltsinclude health-hazardous additives in their final product, and certain food additives that can trigger leaky gut.
#Unrefinedsalt is generally not the pure white color that most of us are used to; it tends to be off-white or pink.
#pinkhimalayanrock salt and grey Atlantic or Celtic salt have picked up a good chunk of nutrients from the water as well as the clay pans in which they crystallize.
Bottom Line -- Refined table salt has been stripped of all its natural trace minerals, and now contains synthetic iodine, fluoride, anti-caking food additives, and bleaching residues.
What was a natural, whole food has been processed into a highly industrial, pseudo-food Americans have come to think of as “salt” that causes the potential for a myriad of health problems.
If you value a whole food, pure diet, and avoid processed food and industrial food additives as a general rule, why choose a processed, a processed, additive-laden salt?
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