Skip to comments.Looking for a good "Sea Salt" to use, Any Freeper Suggestions? ~Vanity
Posted on 10/17/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT by GraceG
I am looking to replace the salt shaker in my house with a "Salt Grinder" type salt shaker and would like any freeper suggestions on what brands or types of sea salt may be the best as well as any warnings on what I may want to avoid.
Here is are some of the per-requisites that i would like with my salt grinder.
1. The Sea salt Must contain Iodine 2. The Sea salt Must contain Selenium 3. The Sea Salt MUST be free of any heavy metals or toxic metals.
I have heard good things about Himalayan sea salt and other "pink sea salt"
Just wondering if any fellow freepers have any suggestions or have done the research.
With this type of Salt in it:
Would any salt brand work or is there a "better" brand out there?
Don’t tell Bloomberg.
Must contain Iodine? Why
There are plenty of other sources.
I buy the Hain brain with iodine, but I don’t know about salt with selenium. I know that’s supposed to be good for your thyroid.
Crystal Diamond salt (yes that’s a brand name). They have several different versions including iodized.
If you were to user kosher salt (really describes a salt with a specific shape not a religious salt) in preparation of your food (and it doesn’t take a lot to bring out flavors) then you wouldn’t need to use this grinder stuff on the table (except maybe for salads or raw foods)
The mccormack grider is a mother to refill. I’ve tried it. It is plastic too so it was made to be disposable.
Can you afford it on your salary?
sea salt is dirty salt. makes you twice as thirsty...there’s a reason you don’t drink sea water
“Can you afford it on your salary?” I like your “Play on words”!
I get my sea salt and many related products from http://www.saltworks.us/
I usually buy the bulk products, but I’ve purchased some of the retail gourmet salts as gifts.
I love that site!
Needed for thyroid gland to avoid goiter.
I like the Himalayan pink salt. It’s an ancient sea salt deposited that’s been protected from pollutants. The stuff they ‘mine’ from the ocean can contain stuff you don’t want.
Check out gourmetnut.com
Don’t know about the iodine, but there are other sources.
“I have heard good things about Himalayan sea salt”
Hmm, Himalayan sea salt. Gotta go check a map on this....
Its all good. Just buy some. We have 3 different kinds.
Can you afford it on your salary?
How do you know how much I make?
Fast forward to today when some bureaucrat addressing the complaints of kids on the tastelessness of government approved "healthy" school lunches and the suggestion that maybe...they just needed some salt, said (and I quote): YOU CAN'T GIVE SALT TO CHILDREN!
I wonder how long it will take for goiters to be commonly seen again? Iodine is found in other sources but I wonder how many of those are actually on the school menus (seaweed, baked potatoes with the skin, tuna packed in oil...).
I digress - the pink salt from Costco is wonderful and looks pretty in my grinder.
Sure, but there are other & better ways to get iodine. Food for example
Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
I have heard good things about Himalayan sea salt and other “pink sea salt” ...Seriously, not being facetious, when did the Himalayas get a sea?
You don’t need to grind salt. You grind pepper because it has volatile oils.
Redmond gets salt from Utah Salt Mines. They are good.
The pink rocks contain over 80 essential minerals including iodine. Tastes great too. You can get it most times at Marshalls or TJMaxx at a discount. Indefinite shelf life so stock up.
a little Roman told me.
my daughter in law sells it...it's marketing....like bean sprouts, yogurt, soy milk...
Nothing wrong with my iodized salt...all the course salts are too sharp...literally...
Hmm, Himalayan sea salt. Gotta go check a map on this....
Uh, the area was once under water. Salt water.
Just a youthful 180 Million years ago .....some of it comes from Pakistan. The one I buy at Whole Foods is from Nepal.
Himalayan Pink Salt was originally formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago during the Jurassic era. Harvested from ancient sea beds, this rare and extraordinary salt has been a valuable commodity for centuries. Historically, the Himalayan people used this salt to preserve their fish and meat throughout the year, and every spring they transported the salt to Nepalese valleys for trade. Heavily burdened yaks would carry the salt along narrow sloping paths, mountains, and cliffs in order to sell and exchange the salt for other commodities.
Himalayan Pink Salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun. However it should be noted that most of the commercial supply of Himalayan Pink Salt on the market today is currently coming from the mountainous regions of Pakistan.
That’s why sea salt must be used in small quantities. It really brings out the flavor after everything is cooked and you sprinkle a small amount on top. Or use it with caramel.
Salt is a rock, a mineral. Only impurities make it different. Iodine is an additive to NaCl.
If you have an iodine deficiency, then get salt with iodine added. Other than that, salt is salt.
I could make you all the dishes you want and you couldn't pick out the dish with the sea salt unless it meets the criteria above.
The chef is here. Good eats for everyone.
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Favorite sea salt? Sailing offshore and tossing out a bucket with a line to fill the cookpot.
The salt was deposited there back when those hills were underwater.
>>Other than that, salt is salt.<<
???? I disagree. Learn here..........
You can’t disagree, it’s a fact. Now I have some organic salt to sell you.
Well it looks as if you got plenty of opinions regarding the salt, so how about an opinion regarding the mill.
I would recommend staying away from mills with pot metal grinding disks as the salt tends to cause these disks to rust.
I would also recommend avoiding the plastic grinders as they are intended to be used up and thrown away.
The best salt mill has ceramic disks. They are harder to find and you’ll pay a little more for them, but as the old saying goes... you get what you pay for.
Now, I'll have to avoid any salt labyrinth threads. That's not kosher.
Grace...do NOT buy salt with iodine in it. This is typically refined (ie stripped of all good nutrients) and then iodine is put back in, and only in a high enough dose to ward off a goiter.
Buy unrefined salt; either Real Salt by Redmond or Selena’s Naturally Celtic Sea Salt.
Buy iodine in the form of either Lugol’s (liquid) or Iodoral (pill) which will give you MILLIGRAMS not MICROGRAMS.
Let me know if you have more questions. There are 2 fantastic books out by Dr. David Brownstein, one is ‘Salt your way to health’ and the other is ‘Iodine, why you need it why you can’t live without it.
daffy is right...sodium is sodium but salt is not salt. Most of the salts you buy are refined to the point of being worthless, except for alittle taste. Good salt is GREAT and loaded with other minerals. Good salt emulates your bloodmakeup
I use Morton’s coarse grain kosher. I’m lost trying to season with fine grain now!
You can buy iodine in a bottle & swipe it on your skin directly. It will be absorbed if you are deficient.
If everyone drank the proper amount of water everyday, there would be no need for dirty ocean salt.
William Bounds Gourmet Sea Salt is a good value for your grinder. You get the trace elements of the ocean you're looking for. Use iodized salt for your cooking ingredients or for raising the temperature of boiling liquids.
If you must grind sea salt around the stove there are several grinders with bases that capture and measure the salt, but they're pretty utilitarian for the table. And, the higher humidity around the stove plays havoc with the grinder. If you decide to grind pepper also, the ceramic mills will do both salt and pepper while the metal mills should be reserved for pepper because of the potential of corrosion.
mortar and pestle works okay for me
Below is a spectral analysis of Himalyan pink salt as it is typically found. The list shows all the trace minerals, electrolytes, and elements contained in Himalayan salt. Himalayan salt is a rock salt popular among health food advocates who seek it for the nutritional value of its fairly abundant trace minerals.
Oops sorry, it isn’t kosher. Maybe it used to be. Mediterranean Sea Salt.
I see what you did there! When it comes to clever humor, you are worth your salt.
The salt was deposited there back when those hills were underwater....Must have something to do with global WORMING.
The reason I use CrystalDiamond is because I actually prefer its flavor and the way it absorbs into my recipes.
Kosher salt isn’t so much fine grain as flat grain. The flake of this style salt improves ‘melting’ or absorbing into your recipe. Using it to season meats and fish (as little as a good pinch well distributed) prior to cooking really hits the spot
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