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Table Salt

Most table salt comes from the salt mines and is extracted from the underground deposits by the method of hydraulic mining. Water is pumped below the earth surface, dissolving the salt deposits and forming salt brine. Is then brought to the surface, purified from mineral contents and evaporated to form almost pure sodium chloride. Anticaking agents (usually aluminosilicate) are then added to prevent clumping.

Please note these two myths about table salt:

  1. Amounts of aluminium in table salt are not harmful, contrary to what some sources claim. (read more..)
  2. Gourmet salts such as Himalayan pink salt or various sea salts are not healthier than table salts contrary to what some sources claim. (read more..)

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