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originally posted by: Dogwooddoors
Alternative to salt, I use Braggs Amino acid, alternative to soy sauce. It gets put on almost everyting I cook and enhances the flavor tremendously. It adds salt flavor with low sodium, tenderizes meats if allowed to soak in it. Yup, pink Himalayan salt for those few things I dont want Braggs in!!
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
An interesting question to be sure. I used to take iodine supplements in the form of kelp. I took it daily during Chernobyl, then again during Fukushima. After Fukushima I began considering this pretty hard and stopped taking kelp supplements for iodine.
I've been wondering what would be the harm of using halite salt mined here in Michigan as I would assume that salt from the ancient seas would be more less pollution free, but being buried underground for so long, other minerals and contaminates could be in ancient sea salt. It makes me wonder how it could be purified if it is contaminated. I would assume that the mined salt is a source of much of our table salt.
As far as iodine is concerned, few foods contain much of it and kelp is an excellent source, but as polluted as all the modern oceans are, radiation would be only a single concern regarding the potential health effects of ocean based food products.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: rickymouse
Isn't it packaged?
Food has to say where it comes from.
Look on the package. Or is this sold from a bulk barrel or something?
I just finished a box of sea salt so I can't look to see where it comes from but it was Morton's Sea Salt.
This link talks about harvesting ponds near the San Francisco bay. I imagine the water comes from the Pacific.
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: Nothin
Interesting, I didn't know there were salt cooking slabs, how do you like it? It goes in the oven or how does it work? Would you recommend it?
originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: Lagomorphe
Yes: we sometimes use fleur-de-sel, but don't know which brand.
Of course: did lick the cooking-slab, and even licked the rock-crystal lamp... more than once...
The tongue is an excellent way to explore the physical universe!