I must admit that for a while there I was using sea salt. Actually I’ll be honest, probably at least five years. Originally I found myself using the considerably more expensive version as:
- It came in a pretty packet
- I think I had seen a celebrity chef using it
Do you know why I stopped? No, it was not due to the financial constraints of being a university student. Rather the penny dropped that from a nutritional perspective salt is in fact, wait for it…salt. Sea salt, rock salt, table salt; oh my goodness, it’s all just salt. Whichever way you put it, nutritionally they all contain sodium and a high salt intake is linked to high blood pressure. I think sea salt may be nearing the end of its season.
For more salt myths, you can visit World Action on Salt & Health.