The number of salts at the store is growing so I made a short list to break it down.

1. Table Salt

  • Heated to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to clean it
  • Fortified with Iodine to help the thyroid (Very Healthy)
  • Bleached to remove trace elements (Not Healthy)
  • Contains additives to slow moisture absorption (Not Healthy)

2. Sea Salt

  • Evaporation process to separate the salt from the water
  • Contains a small amount of iodine (Little Healthy)
  • Contains some pollution from ocean waste dumping (Not Healthy)

3. Himalayan Pink Salt

  • From Mine in Pakistan
  • Rich in Iron content (Very Healthy)
  • Rich in minerals (Very Healthy)
  • Containing all 84 essential trace elements (Very Healthy)
  • Reduces muscle cramps
  • Promotes blood sugar health (Very Healthy)
  • Promotes healthy pH (Very Healthy)

4. Grey Salt

  • From clay from where it’s harvested
  • Rich in minerals (Very Healthy)
  • Stays moist
  • Can restore electrolyte balance
  • Has alkalizing properties for PH (Very Healthy)
  • Prevents muscle cramps

5. Fleur de sel Salt

  • Mineral-rich (Very Healthy)
  • Used as a finishing salt (cooking)

6. Black Salt

  • Unrefined and volcanic
  • Contains activated charcoal
  • Great for digestion (Very Healthy)
  • Removes impurities in the body (Very Healthy)

7. Red Salt

  • From the volcanic Hawaiian clay
  • The salt gets trapped in tidal pools, where it mixes with the alaea
  • The highest concentration of essential trace minerals (Very Healthy)
  • Especially Iron-rich (Very Healthy)

8. Persian Blue

  • From an ancient salt lake in Iran
  • Extremely mineral rich (Very Healthy)
  • Slightly sweet
  • The blue color comes from natural compression of the salt’s structure

9. Smoked Salt

  • Sea salt smoked at low temperatures over coals
  • Smokey flavor

10. Kala Namak Salt

  • Black until ground then it turns pink
  • Highly sulphuric
  • Beneficial digestive aid

11. Kosher Salt

  • Heated to clean it
  • Lacking Iodine (But You Still Need It)
  • No additives (Very Healthy)
  • Good for pickling

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  1. Hm…sweet salt. Where does the table salt come from? Is it treated sea salt?

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