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Is seasalt healthier than table salt?

Answered on December 14, 2015
Created January 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Does anyone has arguments why seasalt or rocksalt is healthier than table salt?

any studies.. researches..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15757517

EDIT: http://paleohacks.com/questions/6011/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-himalayan-pink-salt-and-black-salt-vs-sea-salt-vs#axzz1jHV8dVZk

this is a good related question. Very concise and informative. Thanks to all Replies!

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on January 13, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Good to avoid the anti-caking agents, but nutritionally I doubt that the mineral content is sufficient to impact any possible deficiencies. Mineral water is a lot better for that.

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http://paleohacks.com/questions/6011/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-himalayan-pink-salt-and-black-salt-vs-sea-salt-vs#axzz1jHV8dVZk this one is simple concise and good answered. Thanks.

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thanks. sodium is natrium. kalium in potassium german. i remeber this from my chemistry A level. this are the tricky one. still i had to look it up.

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on January 12, 2012
at 09:43 PM

I also highly recommend the book Salted by Mark Bitterman.

The basic jist of it is: table salt typically comes from large-scale production salt that is mainly created for industrial purposes. As a result, they purify it to mostly be sodium chloride, whereas artisanal salts have some potassium and calcium chlorides, and trace minerals, that are important for health. These large-scale operations are able to label their salt sea salt if they refine it from sea salt, so that's not enough to know that it's good. But if you get the stuff that is less processed, you'll get some a better balance of salts and some important trace nutrients.

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on January 12, 2012
at 10:11 PM

thanks. sodium is natrium. kalium in potassium german. i remeber this from my chemistry A level. this are the tricky one. still i had to look it up.

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on December 14, 2015
at 09:44 AM

There really is no difference health wise between sea salt and table salt. Both of them contains same amount of sodium. Refined salt has some iodide in it to prevent iodide deficiency and Sea Salt doesn't. Sea salt may have trace elements and compounds from the evaporation process, but not really enough to affect much in the amount of salt an average person consumes.

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on January 13, 2012
at 06:36 PM

I think part of the reason to use seasalt is that it proivdes more flavour, which in turn means you use less of it. Other than that, at least according to the studies, salt is salt.

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on January 12, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Have you seen this thread?

or this one?

That should get you started.

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http://paleohacks.com/questions/6011/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-himalayan-pink-salt-and-black-salt-vs-sea-salt-vs#axzz1jHV8dVZk this one is simple concise and good answered. Thanks.

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