Our gourmet salts are great to use as an “everyday” salt in place of conventional white table salt.
UNREFINED SEA SALT
Salt in its natural form is referred to as unrefined salt. Unrefined sea salt has not been altered by man. It is harvested from countries all over the world. This salt contains many minerals and elements that are useful for the human body. Specifically, Dr. Brownstein notes that some unrefined salt contains over 80 minerals.
REFINED SEA SALT
In contrast, refined sea salt is what is commonly known as table salt or iodized salt. This salt begins as unrefined salt, but is bleached and stripped of all its mineral content to obtain the “pure” white appearance. It contains two major ingredients: sodium and chloride. Other ingredients are added to create a longer shelf life. Iodine is added, supposedly to prevent swelling of the thyroid, but there is an insufficient amount to provide the body with what it needs.