8 Radically Different Types of Salt and Their Uses

8 Radically Different Types of Salt and Their Uses

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Impossible Survive Without, - Little Overdose Will Kill You - Long live Salt
Impossible Survive Without, - Little Overdose Will Kill You - Long live Salt

Did you know there are 8 different types of salt?

These different types of salt contain many amazing properties.

And did you know that salt is impossible to survive without, but an overdose will kill you? Long live salt!

Did you know that different salts can be pink or green or even gray? Yes, this most common, unassuming, everyday ingredient that we find on every kitchen shelf is actually not so ordinary, after all. And it does pay to know all about your salt because this ingredient does have a big impact on your health too. So, here are eight different types of salt for you to discover. What type of salt appeals to you?

 

1. Fleur de Sel

Long live Salt - Fleur de sel
Long live Salt – Fleur de sel

The French literally translates to “flower of salt” and as you would expect, this salt is obtained from the salt ponds surrounding specific French villages.

Fleur de sel is a white salt that occasionally has a pinkish hue and it is a preferred salt for finishing dishes, which makes it a good selection for the table and in the kitchen. The slight mineral taste adds flavor to dishes too.

 

2. Sea Salt

Long live Salt - Sea Salt
Long live Salt – Sea Salt

Minimally refined, this salt usually has minerals that are also present in the sea. The tangy taste of the ocean is very evident in this salt variety and its affordable price makes it perfect for any kitchen.

 

 

 

 

3. Himalayan Pink Salt

Long live Salt - Himalayan Pin
Long live Salt – Himalayan Pin

The iron in these salts infuses them with a pink color and they do actually contain over 80 trace minerals, all essential for the health of your body. They are derived from the ancient seabed’s in the Himalayas, and are named for this.

 

4. Celtic Sea Salt

Long live Salt - Celtic Sea Salt
Long live Salt – Celtic Sea Salt

Grey in color, this salt is harvested from clay, and hand raked in France. Mineral rich and moist, this salt is formed when the natural clay traps mineral rich crystals within itself.

 

5. Hawaiian Salt

Long live Salt - Hawaiian Salt red in color
Long live Salt – Hawaiian Salt red in color

This salt is almost red in color because of the volcanic clay it is harvested from. This clay contains iron oxide which imparts a distinctive hue to the salt.

Kauai Island in Hawaii is the only place where one can find this salt, which is known to have some of the highest concentrations of minerals and elements.

 

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