The human body is made up of approximately 72% water, and the other 28% consists of organic matter and mineral salts. Your body depends on both water and mineral salts to survive. When either one is lacking, the body goes out of balance, and can present a number of different symptoms.
Table salt is processed and refined and is no longer a valid whole food. Rock salt is mined from the earth and then dried in a kiln that can reach up to 1,200°F. The chemical structure of the salt is changed as a result, and the salt becomes sodium chloride and no longer contains its large amount of original trace minerals.
Unrefined sea salt, on the other hand, contains approximately the same amount of this sodium chloride, but retains its trace minerals. These minerals provide a better flavour to the salt, along with a number of health benefits.
Whole natural sea salt boasts about 80 trace minerals including sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Refined salt, on the other hand, contains only 2-3 trace elements. The vast majority of sea salt is harvested naturally and left to dry out in the sun, which does not strip it of its electrolytes and minerals.
Our bodies need a certain amount of salt for basic survival, but we have not been designed to process sodium chloride in its refined state. While there remains a lot of controversy about the amount of salt that a person should consume, one factor remains the same: the salt we eat should contain the trace minerals that our bodies are craving.
If you own a restaurant or other commercial dining establishment, it’s time to turn to unrefined sea salt to serve your clients. We offer discount prices for bulk orders and are one of Canada’s leading wholesale salt suppliers. Call us today at 1-800-206-1177 or visit our website at 24ksalt.com for more information about our wide range of natural sea salt products.