Miami Herald: Oh, the many crazy claims about salt

By: Sarah Raback –

It’s time to talk salt.

My head was spinning after a recent salt-buying trek. It was not only the many choices but the insane claims.

First the basics: Common salt is 40% sodium and 60% chloride. About 25% of salt comes from the evaporation of sea water. The rest is from underground salt deposits. Salt deposits formed as horizontal salt beds in ancient oceans and were then buried beneath sediments as mountains eroded.

I saw salts with a non-GMO label. To be GMO, you have to have genes to modify and as a mineral, salt has none. Saying non-GMO salt is like saying shoeless butterflies. It’s nonsensical.

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