Here’s a question you may or may not have asked yourself or someone else. But, I have been asked and often wondered myself. Today will be a learning lesson for the both of us. New wrinkle in your brain. (Science says when we learn something new we get a wrinkle in our brain) Not sure if this is true but, it makes me feel smarter thinking I have a new wrinkle in my brain.
What is the difference between table salt and sea salt?
So, if you have been wondering like me, let me explain the difference…… there isn’t any. Sea salt is not healthier but, it may contain more minerals. I guess that is how the industry can market it “healthier”. It isn’t. Salt is salt and extra salt on your already salty food isn’t a good ideal. So, don’t add more salt use spices or herbs. Did that make sense?
Here is the difference and maybe this is what we should look at. This country and the world do a lot of damage to the earth. Land is leveled that housed animals and made into skyscrapers and then we fuss when the wildlife is wondering around. They don’t have anywhere to go. What are they supposed to do? The land that was destroyed was their home. Consider the “before” situation when looking at things like this.
Now, when table salt is processed. It is mined from the earth in underground salt mine. Pockets of salt under the earth’s surface. The salt is mined and then processed. Additives are added to keep from clumping. Impurities are stripped from the salt and calcium and potassium are considered impurities. Iodine is added (has been since 1924) because our bodies need a curtain amount of iodine to keep a healthy thyroid. But, you can get iodine in different foods. Salt is NOT the best way to get your iodine. That is a whole other blog.
The process of table salt seems to be really hard on the earth. Would you agree?
Sea salt on the other hand doesn’t seem to be so hard on the earth. It is harvested only a few times a year. I am sure it is more in different parts of the country or world. The process is simple. The ocean water is evaporated by the sun and wind and what is left behind is salt. That’s it. It is collected and then sent to you to use.
I am for the sea salt way and honestly, I think it tastes better but, that is just my opinion of the situation. If I can make a small positive impact on the earth by buying sea salt that is a little more expensive then I am willing to make that sacrifice.
How about you? It is a big deal to you where your food comes from? I am starting to realize this country’s big companies do horrible things to animals. I won’t get into that but, do the research for yourself and see what you come up with.
So, let us all be easier on the earth and spend just a little more for sea salt or better yet don’t consume it at all. We get all the salt we need from fruit and veggies. Consider where your food comes from if you can buy local do so. I am sure it will have less pesticides and chemicals then store bought. We all want to feed our families healthier. You can’t say you want to put chemicals into your child’s body if you don’t have too. Teach them to eat better do that by example.
Thanks for your support and let me hear your thoughts on this issue. Would love to hear from you.