What is the best kind of Salt and which do you use? Himilayan, celtic, seasalt...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 14, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I have been using Celtic Salt because I bought a bag of it some time back and have finally use it up so I'm considering what I should buy next. I'm curious to try out Himilayan Pink Salt as it seems to be abundant in minerals and more easily absorbed by the body than say, sea salt. I love to salt things up now since once upon a time, I experienced really low blood pressure and often expereinced light headedness and dizziness which I never connected with my low salt intake. Since being more generous with adding salt into my cooking, I no longer experience these things.

What kind of salt is the most nutritionally beneficial and what do you use?

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on June 15, 2013
at 12:24 AM

I'm a big fan of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. It's been the only thing we've used for a long time.




on June 14, 2013
at 08:24 PM

Just like in my diet in general, I aim for as much variety as possible. Himalayan, Celtic, Maldon - and once in a very very rare while - iodized. But the flavor of iodized is so bitter that it ruins the food it touches, so I'll only use it when cooking with very strong flavors. I'd never us it on uncooked foods, too intense. For salads or anything uncooked I use Maldon flake salt for taste, texture, and a lovely crunch. For cooking I use RealSalt, and when I have dinner parties I put out a big chunk of Himalayan with a salt grater. The presentation is really chic and why not give my guests the best?


on June 14, 2013
at 06:00 PM

I also go for the Real Salt brand, mainly because 1) I feel great eating it, 2) it's way cheaper than other high-end salt, and 3) it's American Sourced.



on June 14, 2013
at 05:41 PM

I use "sel de geurande" (fleur de sel) for my everyday salting needs (it's gray) and a Mexican/Himalyana pink/red mix to add a bit of flair to special dishes.



on June 14, 2013
at 05:30 PM

Different salts have different flavors, and a little goes a long way, so I don't limit myself to one type of salt. Himalayan is my all-purpose favorite.



on June 14, 2013
at 04:48 PM

I buy RealSalt. I am able to get it for $2.95 a pound from the bulk bin at my health food store, which makes it affordable. You can also buy it . Iron is one of the minerals your body needs. It's possible to get too much of it, but you can have about 45 mg a day. I just did some research, and even if I am eating 2 tsps a day of RealSalt, I am only getting 5 mg of iron. I found the breakdown here. http://realsalt.com/media-downloads/ There are some Himalayan pink salt companies that claim their salt has 88 minerals, rather than the 60-odd in RealSalt, but its not worth the price difference to me.


on June 14, 2013
at 03:29 PM

Pink salt is basically rock salt NTTAWWT. Celtic salt is from the ocean, some doubt the polluted ocean as a source of clean ingredients.

Pink salt is such a fad, I don't expect to see any research or data that is ..... worth it's salt [sorry] anytime soon.

I mix the two half and half, as unprocessed as possible.


on June 14, 2013
at 05:04 AM

I don't know the mineral breakdown of the salts I use, but I never buy white table salt. It's always a pink, brown, or grey, with lots of potentially useful nutrients in the mix. Go with variety. Buy something different each time!



on June 14, 2013
at 03:59 AM

I only use celtic. I have heard the pink in pink salt is iron which is rumored to be bad.

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