Have you ever wondered about all the hype over sea salt? How does it differ from table salt?
The key differences are in the tastes, texture and process. Table salt is a refined salt that comes from salt mines that have gone through processes which usually contain iodine -an additive to prevent clumping. Meanwhile, sea salt comes from evaporated sea water and has limited processes without adding any anti-caking.
Since it’s minimally processed, the minerals in it such as potassium and magnesium are still retained. This is one reason why it’s often considered more nutritional than table salt. Because getting enough sodium is important for fluid balance, hydration, and digestion.
Sea salt is suitable to enhance both savory and sweet recipes because it comes in fine or medium-grained coarseness. While, we would suggest avoiding using table salt in savory recipes because the anti-caking component may contain a metallic flavor when used in more quantities.
Now we know why sea salt sits with pride in some 5 star restaurant tables, kitchen shelves, and crazed by chefs to be paired in their high quality food and beverages menu.
Sea salt is not just great for cooking with – it also has a number of other uses outside of the kitchen. Aside from its culinary uses, sea salt is often added to body scrubs, baths, and even cosmetics.
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Adding it to your bath may improve skin health and provide other benefits such as reducing stress, thanks to its restorative and sedative that actively improves our serotonin and melatonin- the hormones which are responsible for relaxation and sleep.
Sea salt is good for skin problems like acne, psoriasis, eczema, and aging. Try combining it with oil and honey or lavender, you will see that it is very good in calming the nerves, and giving nutrition to your skin. The alkaline nature of sea salt helps prevent bacterial and virus infections.
Also, Sea salt's strong anti-inflammatory properties are the main element in reducing pain and inflammation. In addition, the presence of important minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and potassium helps boost immunity. Undeniably there are some plus benefits of using sea salt for your daily life. Then again choose your salt wisely as table salt has its own benefits.