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Sea Salt

Also Known As : Bay salt, Solar Salt


Taste Profile

It is salty in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Sea salt can be used in cooking and baking as a flavouring ingredient.
  2. It can be sprinkled on top of dishes to add color, flavour and crunch to them.
  3. It is often used as 'finishing salt'.

Common names and forms

  1. Iodized Sea Salt
  2. Mediterranean Sea Salt
  3. Sea salt Crystal
  4. Seasalt
  5. Smoked Sea Salt (Iodized)
  6. Unrefined Arabian Sea Salt


Sea salt is the salt that is obtained by evaporating seawater. It is used as a seasoning in foods. Since sea salt comes from a natural source it contains minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium which are ideally not present in “table salts”. Hiwever, it is definitely less salty than table salt. It is often believed that sea salt, coming from a natural source, is healthier than other types of salts and provides several benefits, but there is very little evidence to back these claims.

Health benefits

  • Sea salt is a wonderful source of minerals for the body.(1)
  • Sodium in sea salt helps avoid dehydration and along with potassium it also helps to balance body fluids.(1)
  • It helps in proper brain functioning and improves nervous system functioning.(1)
  • It produces good amount of hydrochloric acid (HCL) which is a primary digestant in the body and helps in better digestive health.(1)

Selection Guide

Always go for unrefined sea salt. Avoid if it contains any dust or stones.


Those who suffer high blood pressure must avoid sea salt.(2)

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