What is the difference between sea salt and table salt?
Sea salt has boomed in popularity in restaurants and supermarket aisles. Some chefs prefer it over table salt for its coarse, crunchy texture and stronger flavor. Manufacturers are using it in potato chips and other snacks because it’s “all natural,” and some health-conscious consumers choose it because it contains minerals like magnesium.
But in one very important respect there’s usually little difference between the two: sodium content.
How does the amount of sodium in sea salt compare to table salt?
In a survey conducted by the American Heart Association,