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I've been eliminating preservatives, etc. from our diet, so we got rid of the regular table salt, and I bought sea salt. Lifestream was the brand. We like it, and I'll probably get it again.<br><br>
But I've noticed that there is a wide variety in the prices of sea salt. I can pay 8$ for the speckled pink sea salt in a little bag, from "ancient deposits in Utah", or my Lifestream, or 49c a lb for the bulk bin "sea salt".<br><br>
Any reason to buy the more expensive stuff? What benefits would it have making it worth the price? And why is the cheap stuff so cheap? I'm figuring it's not that beneficial, but not sure why.<br><br>
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I don't know for sure, but I started getting the Celtic Sea Salt because I read either on the WAPF site or in NT that it has the best mixture of minerals. It's a bit pricey. I get the coarse stuff which is half the price per weight, and I grind it in the mortar if I really want it fine.
 

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I have the course grind of Celtic Sea Salt that I use in recipes that the salt will dissolve.<br>
I use Real Salt (finely ground) as a shaker onto food.<br><br>
I like those two because they have natural minerals and are not bleached/whitened.
 

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I think it is because sea salt can be just as processed as table salt. The good stuff is slightly grey and just made by evaporating sea water. I like <a href="http://www.seasalt.co.uk/wisscms-en-169.aspx" target="_blank">halen Mon</a> which I think you can get overseas. But I go and get it when visiting family on the Island. It really does taste better than ordinary salt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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If it's perfectly white and 49c/lb, odds are it's refined, had all the trace minerals removed, leaving only sodium chloride. IMO, it's a better option than mined table salt that has anti-caking agents added, but it's not adding any nutrients to your diet. The stuff from Utah you mentioned, is it Real Salt? That seems like a really high price for it. I don't remember what I pay at the co-op where I shop, but I know it's not that much. Like a pp, I use the coarse grey sea salt (which I buy in bulk at the co-op for about $5/lb) for recipes where it will dissolve, and Real Salt for baking and in a shaker. They both have all the trace minerals found in sea water still in them (the Real Salt is mined from an ancient sea bed).
 
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