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Highest quality refined salt, or kosher salt! From the quality of the salt mines to no additives, .

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certifiedhumane May 24, 2012 01:01 PM

Hey all good afternoon well I had always been a user of sea salt because for some reason I thought regular table salt was made in a lab or something and I am against that. When I found out table salt is actually from salt mines I realized jeezus my sea salt that is taken from the ocean water is probably more dirty and "toxic" (i use the term slightly) then the table salt . .

I am interested in finding the highest quality table salt that has no additives and is mined from a reputable salt mine . .

Is there such a thing?? Thank you so much :) Have a good one :D

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    bob96 May 25, 2012 08:00 PM

    This should help, I think. Key: every table salt has additives, and 99.XX%pure sodium chloride NaCL has to be engineered.
    http://www.saltnews.com/2010/08/on-th...

    1. EWSflash May 25, 2012 07:56 PM

      I htink you're looking for villains that aren't there. Aside from some Chinese smoked salt I bought at an Asian grocery once (smelled like burning creosote so I tossed it), salt is pretty much just salt, maybe with some local flavor or minerals hitchhiking in.

      1. Chemicalkinetics May 25, 2012 07:48 PM

        <When I found out table salt is actually from salt mines I realized jeezus my sea salt that is taken from the ocean water is probably more dirty and "toxic">

        Coming out from a lab/factory does not make it more toxic. Actually, it makes it more pure and less toxic as it get closer to pure NaCl (sodium chloride). Don't assume everything natural is clean and safe. There are plenty natural toxic agents. You have to ask yourself: is it more toxic to lick a plastic table or lick the dirt somewhere in Africa (natural). Mineral salt without clean up can contain all potential salt crystals -- including bad ones.

        <looking for a pure salt mine salt with no additives and no chemicals added to>

        Go buy a salt rock then.

        http://www.saltworks.us/himalayan-salt.asp

        Apparently, you can smoke it....:

        http://www.healthandmed.com/p-2559-re...

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          certifiedhumane May 24, 2012 04:22 PM

          i wanted to ask what you guys all think of the additives silicon dioxide and tricalcium phosphate

          http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Crystal...

          in that product there . . .
          i'm not a scientist, have heard they are both salts but then again salts can be made in labs right??
          are these additives any worse/better than the prussiate of soda in morton's salt?? greatly appreciate the science lesson kids, thanks :) have a good one :)

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            certifiedhumane May 24, 2012 01:48 PM

            hey ok thanks for the information, that is interesting. i guess since it comes from a "salt mine" it just sounds more "pure" to me . . . I've been coming under the concept lately that I want to avoid sea salt since there is no cleaning process going on, it's just evaporated ocean water and that to me is gross.. maybe in ancient times when ocean was pure, that is another story . .

            guess i'm just looking for a pure table salt with no additives from a reputable, honest, upstanding company! not interested in morton of course . . .

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            1. re: certifiedhumane
              Samalicious May 24, 2012 02:17 PM

              Why are are you not interested in Morton?

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                certifiedhumane May 24, 2012 03:13 PM

                they have additives, no? i think it's the prussiate of soda or something similar to that.. also, that was kind of the whole point here, alot of the "mainstream" "big name brands" aren't the best quality . . .
                looking for a pure salt mine salt with no additives and no chemicals added to the process (if that is even possible, least amount of chemicals possible to obtain the salt) . . . i guess if morton makes one without additives that would work ?!?!?

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                  Samalicious May 24, 2012 03:34 PM

                  I see, good luck in your search for a reputable salt mine.

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                    certifiedhumane May 24, 2012 04:20 PM

                    awesome yes i will need it in today's world as you know :)

            2. twyst May 24, 2012 01:11 PM

              ALL salt was sea salt at some point in time.

              Cook with kosher salt and use whatever finishing salt your heart desires, dont worry about making yourself sick from contaminated salt.

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              1. re: twyst
                todao May 24, 2012 01:46 PM

                I concur. If you're looking for non-iodized salt, Morton® Coarse Kosher Salt is a non-iodized.

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