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Is sea salt better for you than table salt?  The answer may surprise you.No. Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often marketed as a more natural and healthy alternative.

Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, R.D.,L.D. says, ” the real differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing, not their chemical makeup”.

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of seawater, usually with little processing, which leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements depending on its water source. Minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, and as most of you know just by shopping the spice isle of your favorite grocery store, sea salt is available in several coarseness levels.

Table salt however, is mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping.

Bottom line…”When it rains, they both pour the same”.

[Via:  mayoclinic.com]

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