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Sea Salt

Sea salt is extracted from the ponds and bays of sea water which dried up produces large salt crystals. The manufacturing of sea salt takes place in areas with a low rainfall, such as Australia or the Mediterranean, to allow time for evaporation. Sea salt contains naturally occurring elements in tiny quantities. Some are minerals we need for our bodies, while some are toxic heavy metals. The amounts of those minerals contained in the daily recommended serving of salt are not significant despite of numerous claims by various sea salt manufacturers. (read more..)

Sea salt is not significantly different from table salt in terms of health benefits despite various claims made by sea salt companies. (read more..)

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