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#1 Thu 25 Apr 13 1:02pm

davidfowler79

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Healthier Salt?

Hi all  smile  I'm new around here, very passionate about cooking at home and trying to build my skills slowly but surely!

I read a blog post recently about Cornish Sea Salt (http://www.simplycornishhampers.com/blo … -sea-salt/) and was surprised to learn that natural sea salt actually has less sodium than table salt.

Do you guys use sea salt in cooking over table salt? What have your experiences with it been like?

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#2 Thu 25 Apr 13 3:55pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Healthier Salt?

I've always used sea salt, and prefer the taste to table salt.  I find that I need to use less of it than I would do were I using regular table salt  smile

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#3 Thu 25 Apr 13 4:25pm

mummza

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Re: Healthier Salt?

I also use sea salt , mostly Maldon sea salt flakes , like oliviascotland I find that I use less that if I used regular table salt and I agree the flavour is better.

I have used the Cornish sea salt but I have to be honest , what puts me off buying it is the packaging , I try to avoid those plastic pots if I can , for 2 reasons
firstly... and mainly because I dont feel they are very enviromentaly friendly
secondly ... I find then hard to open .
also I am sure they add a cost onto the price that is paid for the salt.
I know that you can also buy the salt in card pouches , but , they are not easy to get your hand into.

The Maldon salt box is very easy to open and get the salt out from.

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#4 Thu 25 Apr 13 5:52pm

christian_halfm

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Re: Healthier Salt?

I use sea salt, too, but also fleur de sel and sometimes even just normal salt. I'm not afraid, I use salt in moderation ... I believe.

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#5 Thu 25 Apr 13 6:01pm

MsPablo

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Re: Healthier Salt?

We use sea salt or Kosher salt which is a decent inexpensive option and keep the iodized table salt mostly for gargling for sore throat.

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#6 Thu 25 Apr 13 8:26pm

wine~o

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Re: Healthier Salt?

yawn Smells of Spam to me............. help

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#7 Sat 27 Apr 13 4:59am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
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Re: Healthier Salt?

Less sodium but not by very much at all. It's still mostly sodium chloride with some other salts and fish poo. It looks cool and that's why i sometimes use it. Compared to the minerals within your actual food the contribution to make it healthier (from other non-sodium salts) or by reducing the sodium content is probably negliable.

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#8 Sat 27 Apr 13 7:46am

Ashen

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Re: Healthier Salt?

besides all salt is sea salt. wink  just some of those seas dried up a very long time ago and you have to mine  the leftover salt.


The Universe is alive and self aware. 
Need proof?
Look in a mirror.
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#9 Sat 27 Apr 13 11:56am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Healthier Salt?

love it ashen

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#10 Sat 27 Apr 13 4:50pm

mr spice

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Re: Healthier Salt?

My BIL gave me a pack of Swedish sea salt infused with Rosemary (Falksalt)...nice sprinkled on a joint of lamb...usually I season with regular salt or stock powder...I reserve sea salt to sprinkle on my toast but just a few grains  smile

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