Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Natural Sea Salt

I'm waiting for weekend to come! If only everyday is a Saturday (wishful thinking) but that would be impossible.

Anyways, I'm not sure if you heard about this salt but my husband told me days before salt are all the same. It's still a salt but I beg to defer. Here's the difference of a natural sea salt versus the table salt, rock salt and iodized salt that we are all using in our household.

Regular Table Salt and Sea Salt - What's the Difference?

For starters, table salt is highly refined.
* It goes through a process that removes the magnesium and trace minerals.
* In order to keep the salt dried out, various additives are included, such as aluminum compounds.
* The natural iodine is also destroyed during the refining process, so it is usually added back in the form of potassium iodide.
* Dextrose is added as a stabilizer, which affects the color, and so a bleaching agent is used to finish it off.

In contrast a good quality sea salt is sun dried. It will still contain microscopic amounts of sea life, which provides natural iodine. It will be gray in color and even slightly moist. This means there is a large mineral content.

So turns out that the table salt/ rock salt that my mother is purchasing in the market is not good as it seems, even the iodized salt! I know that too much salt is bad for your health but my idea when I was a child was the salt that's being sold to the market came from a salt field directly where sea water is placed in a field and sun dried then eventually salt comes out and you need to scrape it off (there's this one field in Paranaque, in Sto. Nino that I remember the most but today it's no longer there).

In one of my FB groups they are discussing this natural sea salt which they are giving as gifts! The gift of healthy living is promising! Curiosity got the best of me and I decided to bought 6 packs as Christmas gifts and for our personal use.
Cost Php 30 per pack
Instant Christmas Gift! All you need is creativity for the packaging :)
Special thanks goes to Carmelyn (aka Aiai) for sharing the label she created for the "re-packing" of the natural sea salt. At present, I still have 2 packs that I need to give away. I needed another jars for these.

I'd be honest that we haven't used yet the salt in our home but next week, hopefully I'd be able to transfer the salt into the container in the kitchen (you're probably wondering why next week, why not now). I'm letting them finish off the salt they have in stock before I replenish it with my salt.

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