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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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: iodine; seasalt; selenium
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Right now I am looking at this type of grinder:

With this type of Salt in it:

Would any salt brand work or is there a "better" brand out there?

1 posted on 10/17/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Don’t tell Bloomberg.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 10:27:54 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: GraceG

Must contain Iodine? Why

There are plenty of other sources.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 10:28:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GraceG

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.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 10:30:00 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: gattaca

typo, brand


5 posted on 10/17/2013 10:30:24 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GraceG

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)


6 posted on 10/17/2013 10:31:16 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: GraceG

The mccormack grider is a mother to refill. I’ve tried it. It is plastic too so it was made to be disposable.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 10:34:16 AM PDT by enraged
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To: GraceG

Can you afford it on your salary?


8 posted on 10/17/2013 10:34:30 AM PDT by golux
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To: GraceG

Dead Sea?


9 posted on 10/17/2013 10:38:19 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: GraceG

sea salt is dirty salt. makes you twice as thirsty...there’s a reason you don’t drink sea water


10 posted on 10/17/2013 10:39:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: golux

“Can you afford it on your salary?” I like your “Play on words”!


11 posted on 10/17/2013 10:39:21 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: GraceG

http://www.maineseasalt.com/


12 posted on 10/17/2013 10:41:57 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: GraceG

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!


13 posted on 10/17/2013 10:43:55 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: driftdiver

Needed for thyroid gland to avoid goiter.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 10:44:48 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: GraceG

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.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 10:50:42 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Sacajaweau

“I have heard good things about Himalayan sea salt”

Hmm, Himalayan sea salt. Gotta go check a map on this....


16 posted on 10/17/2013 10:55:19 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: GraceG

Its all good. Just buy some. We have 3 different kinds.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 10:57:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: golux

Can you afford it on your salary?

How do you know how much I make?


18 posted on 10/17/2013 11:00:04 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: duckman
Once upon a time, the government had iodine added to salt to help segments of the population that had high rates of goiter (mainly Appalachia I think).

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.

19 posted on 10/17/2013 11:00:21 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: duckman

Sure, but there are other & better ways to get iodine. Food for example

Baked Potato
Cheese
Cows milk
Eggs
Frozen Yogurt
Ice Cream
Iodine-containing multivitamins
Saltwater fish
Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
Shellfish
Soy milk
Soy sauce
Turkey Breast
Navy beans
Yogurt


20 posted on 10/17/2013 11:00:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GraceG

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?


21 posted on 10/17/2013 11:01:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: GraceG

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.

http://www.vitacost.com/redmond-realsalt-kosher-salt


22 posted on 10/17/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by JFoobar
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To: GraceG

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.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: GraceG

a little Roman told me.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 11:06:57 AM PDT by golux
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To: snoringbear
I hear good things, too.....about pot, coke, beer, rum....from people who like it.

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...

25 posted on 10/17/2013 11:07:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: snoringbear

Hmm, Himalayan sea salt. Gotta go check a map on this....


Uh, the area was once under water. Salt water.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 11:08:40 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: snoringbear

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_salt


27 posted on 10/17/2013 11:09:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Safetgiver

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.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 11:09:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 11:09:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GraceG

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.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: GraceG
Unless you have a VERY refined palate and intend to use it as a final seasoning, don't bother.

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.

'La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.' - Auguste Escoffier
(Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

31 posted on 10/17/2013 11:10:37 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: golux

Swoosh! Right over her head!


32 posted on 10/17/2013 11:12:02 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: GraceG

Favorite sea salt? Sailing offshore and tossing out a bucket with a line to fill the cookpot.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 11:13:28 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: Safetgiver

The salt was deposited there back when those hills were underwater.


34 posted on 10/17/2013 11:14:31 AM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: mindburglar

>>Other than that, salt is salt.<<

???? I disagree. Learn here..........

http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000808/kitchen-chemistry-is-all-salt-the-same?cmpid=CMP00000898#!cmpid=CMP00000897


35 posted on 10/17/2013 11:15:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Daffynition

You can’t disagree, it’s a fact. Now I have some organic salt to sell you.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 11:17:26 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: GraceG

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.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 11:22:17 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: mindburglar
LOL.....I stay away from religion thread b/c I *step in it*.....but, but this is a *salt* thread. LOL

Now, I'll have to avoid any salt labyrinth threads. That's not kosher.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 11:27:07 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: GraceG

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.


39 posted on 10/17/2013 11:31:31 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Daffynition

40 posted on 10/17/2013 11:36:18 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: mindburglar; Daffynition

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


41 posted on 10/17/2013 11:38:41 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Nifster; GraceG

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.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 11:39:01 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: GraceG

If everyone drank the proper amount of water everyday, there would be no need for dirty ocean salt.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 11:44:13 AM PDT by RetSignman (As Goes America, So Goes the World. A Communist America, A Communist World.)
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To: GraceG
There are two sources for sea salt. One method fills lagoons with sea water and then collects the salt after the water evaporates. The other mines the leftovers from ancient seas. Most of the colored and yuppie specialties come from the later. The mine at Berchtesgaden produces green, rose, and black salt, based on trace elements deposited in different levels.

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.

44 posted on 10/17/2013 11:46:05 AM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

mortar and pestle works okay for me


45 posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: GraceG

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.

http://www.atthemeadow.com/shop/Resources/Minerals-in-Pink-Himalayan-Salt


46 posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:19 PM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: Nifster; GraceG

Oops sorry, it isn’t kosher. Maybe it used to be. Mediterranean Sea Salt.


47 posted on 10/17/2013 12:02:38 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: golux

I see what you did there! When it comes to clever humor, you are worth your salt.


48 posted on 10/17/2013 12:07:56 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: smoky415

The salt was deposited there back when those hills were underwater....Must have something to do with global WORMING.


49 posted on 10/17/2013 12:25:08 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: grame

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


50 posted on 10/17/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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