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Sea Salt
Sea salt is quite different to table salt. It is a natural product from the sea consisting of 98% sodium chloride, and up to 2% other minerals. All in all it contains over 80 essential minerals and no added chemicals.
(Table salt is 99.9% sodium chloride and the rest chemicals to make it free flowing and white).
Sea salt can be grey/brown in colour - don't be put off by this. The trace minerals in sea salt are found in the darker crystals.
While an excess of sodium is known to raise blood pressure and lead to heart disease, some salt in the diet, from quality sea salt, can be beneficial to your health. According to Chinese medicine sea salt can help to alkalise and purify the blood.
Category: Condiment
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Invest in a good quality sea salt - it may seem very expensive compared to table salt but don't compare them - table salt should be thrown in the bin. Sea salt can be purchased from all health food stores and good delis.
To Store:
Sea salt is hydroscopic - it attracts moisture to it. To prevent your sea salt becoming damp and lumpy store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard.
Tips & Tricks:
Try to avoid as many packaged products with added salt as you can and use only a small pinch of sea salt in your cooking for added flavour.
Cooking Tips:
Dry roast sea salt with raw nuts and a little olive oil for your own delicious home made salted nuts - taste the difference!

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

Energy (kJ):
Safe/negligible amount

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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