Sea Salt

​10 years ago, you would be lucky to  find sea salt on the shelves of your regular local supermarket.  The only place you could go to purchase it was at a specialty store like Whole Foods Markets.  Now sea salt is becoming more and more popular and you can find it in nearly every supermarket.

Sea salt is known to be healthier than regular table salt.  Table salt is a refined salt and most of its trace minerals are lost during processing. In contrast, sea salt is simply collected and then sun-dried before being packaged, allowing it to retain most of its minerals. In fact, the ratio of minerals in sea salt are similar to that of the human body and includes sodium, potassium, magnesium, and trace minerals.   Sea salt is also more potent than table salt, so you need less of it to achieve the same effect.

The next time you “fire-up” the stove to prepare one of your world-famous dishes, I challenge you to give sea salt a try.  Keep in mind that you need much less sea salt than regular table salt. Try using between ½ and ¾ of what you would normally use for table salt.  For example if a recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of table salt then you should use ½ teaspoon of sea salt instead.  Your dinner will be a little more nutritious, because of the additional minerals that come from sea salt.

ATTENTION!  Anyone who has high blood pressure or has a predisposition to high blood pressure should consult with their physician concerning their salt intake.