Sea salt is derived from the evaporation of sea water and is also known as solar or bay salt and contains 98% sodium chloride.
There are different types of sea salt such as dry salt, wet sea salt, rock sea salt, and kosher salt used in a variety of cuisines across the world.
Table salt and sea salt vary in their taste, processing and quality as sea salt is less processed and contains small amounts of minerals which adds to the flavor and is quite rough compared to table salt.
Another difference between the two salts is that, sea salt is derived from the evaporation of sea water; oceans etc. while table salt is derived from underground salt deposits and is processed to remove minerals and even contains an additive.
Sea salt is also said to be tastier and less salty as compared to table salt but there is no difference when it comes to the nutritional value between the two.
Sea Salt helps to improve the body’s immunity to fight diseases, aids in digestion and reduces high cholesterol levels.
Sea salt contains traces of potassium which is very vital in the proper functioning of muscles and prevents spams, pains etc.
It is also used to treat various skin problems such as eczema, acne and psoriasis and hence finds application in the cosmetic industry as a scrub and in skin care products for its anti-inflammatory and exfoliant properties.
Sodium Chloride is the main constituent of all salts and hence should be consumed only in moderate amounts and should be limited to approximately 2g per day.
Enjoy the taste and flavor of foods with different types of salts in your cuisines in moderate amounts for a healthy living.
Article Written by Sushma Srivatsan [297 Words]
Posted on Oct 28, 2013 with Views.
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