They sit side-by-side on the shelves, they look similar… so what’s the difference and who’s to win this food fight?
Contestant 1: Table SaltMost companies that manufacture table salt typically add an anti-caking additive like calcium phosphate in order to prevent the salt from clumping. Additionally during its processing, table salt is stripped of many natural trace minerals. One favorable note for table salt is that it has iodine (a superhero nutrient) added to it which sea salt does not.
Contestant 2: Sea SaltSea salt is natural in that it’s not only derived from evaporated seawater, but also goes through much less processing. It retains most of its natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium and other minerals, and some say this gives it a better flavor which often times leads people to use less of it. Also, more nutrients is always a plus in our book.
And the winner is…
Sea Salt! Even though sea salt is touted to be the lower sodium counterpart on a variety of snack labels, surprisingly it has the same amount of sodium chloride as table salt— meaning they affect blood pressure the same way.
The real difference is in the processing. Less processing and more nutrients makes sea salt the true winner in this food fight!
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