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Salt Is More Than Just Table Salt

Sea salt has been used for cooking and baking for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians made a dish with water, baking soda, and fine sea salt, the dish was called khassoum. In ancient China, fish was cooked with various ingredients including fish sauce, vinegar, and sea salt. Greeks and Romans also used sea salt. Today, sea salt has its place in many kitchens, but the real star is Himalayan salt. Read on to learn more about this fascinating salt.

Himalayan salt mined in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains is considered the purest salt available today. It contains a wide range of minerals and has a number of health benefits. Sea salt and Himalayan are both derived from the same underground deposits, which are extremely low in oxygen and rich in minerals. However, sea salt contains a lot of pollutants that have been dissolved in the seawater, whereas Himalayan contain very little. As a result, sea salt and Himalayan are often confused.

There are four major types of salt are standard, uncooked, refined, and natural. Standard salt is the most common type of salt and is the one you'll find in supermarkets and in your kitchen. It's made by melting rock salt (also known as "mountain salt") and then adding various elements such as aluminum, iron, and magnesium. As a result, different types of minerals are released, giving table salt its cloudy appearance. The minerals enhance the flavor and nutritive value of food.

Refined salt also undergoes a process similar to mountain salt. It is mixed with other elements, usually calcium or sodium, to achieve a certain thickness and texture. Natural sea salt, on the other hand, is not treated in this way, retaining more of its original mineral content. These days, some companies even add traces of essential minerals such as potassium and iodine. All of these impurities combine to make a salt that has a higher mineral content than any other regular salt can offer.

The fourth type of salt is called evaporated sea salt. This is the salt leftover after removing all of the impurities mentioned above. In addition to these trace amounts of iron, magnesium, and other minerals, evaporated sea salt also contains trace amounts of sodium and potassium. Its name comes from, how it evaporates from the sea, much like the rain or snow does when it rains or snows.

All four types of sea salt have their own unique benefits and use. Himalayan salt is used for medicinal purposes. Rock salt is used in many kitchens around the world for its abrasive quality and its ability to absorb odors. Each of the four main types of sea salt has its own unique set of benefits, but all of them can be used for culinary and baking purposes.

Even though Himalayan salt and kosher salt have become more well-known over time, pink Himalayan salt has only been in circulation for the last sixty years or so. Although the price of this salt has increased, it has proven to be increasingly popular among consumers in recent years, primarily due to its use for food preparation. Pink Himalayan salt has no relation to the traditional "kosher" salt found at your deli. Its use in foods is purely cosmetic and has not been shown to cause any harm whatsoever to humans or any animals.

As you can see, there is a bit more history surrounding the traditional "kosher salt" you may be using on your table or in your cooking process each time you visit the grocery store. Although the traditional salt may no longer be available, new varieties of pink Himalayan salt are being created and stocked by more stores across the country each year. The vast majority of kosher salt that is sold in supermarkets comes directly from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains where it is harvested by scientists who live in the region and then subjected to stringent levels of preservation methods. Although the price of this salt may have increased over the past several years, it is still affordable for most consumers and is a great alternative to table salt.