Try these three simple tests to find out if you have refined salt in your cabinet right now.
TEST #1: Look At It
Take a look at the salt you have hand in your home right now. Is it perfectly uniform and unnaturally white? If so, it is likely chemically bleached.
The trace minerals in natural salt give it an off-white color.
TEST #2: Shake It Out
Give your salt a shake to see how it comes out of the shaker. Is the salt fine and free flowing? If it comes out of your saltshaker effortlessly, it’s safe to assume the salt was processed with anti-caking agents.
Real salt is moist, soft, and is ideal for pinching and sprinkling over good rather than pouring out of saltshaker.
TEST #3: Is It Sold In A Box Or Tube?
Anti-caking agents are usually added to salt sold in a cardboard box or tube to prevent the salt from absorbing moisture and ruining the package.
Bottom line…most big brand kosher salts sold in stores are refined. (And you can definitely taste the difference and it’s not pleasant!)
What does that mean?
When salt goes through the refining process all of the minerals and moisture are stripped away.
Then sulfuric acid and chlorine are used to bleach the salt white.
Refined salt is processed so much it has an impossibly high, 99.7%, “purity”.
The big salt brands would go for 100% “pure” but they insist on adding anti-caking agents to make up the last .03%. The anti-caking agent is intended to keep table salt “fresh” on the shelves and flowing freely from saltshakers.
(Real sea salt is moist, soft and tastes like the sea.)
The worst part about these anti-caking agents is — the toxic effect they have on your body, they are essentially made of heavy metals like: sodium ferrocyanide, ammonium citrate and aluminum silicate. Doesn’t sound very good…does it? Well, it’s not good.
(Did you notice the poison “cyanide” and the chemical people clean with, “ammonia”?)
Why do the big name salt makers do this?
In two words… “shelf life”
In one word… “profit”
What’s more — the FDA allows content of up to 2% anti-caking agents for table salt… citing free-flowing salt as the upside of all those toxins!
But that’s not all…
The worst part is — some of big name salt makers have caught on to America’s “health craze” and started adding the “sea salt” label to their boxes.
But it’s all just a marketing ploy. While commercial “sea salt” may in fact come from the sea…it’s also highly likely to be subjected to the harsh, toxic, mineral-stripping refining process before it ever reaches the shelves!
Now, you may also be wondering — what’s wrong with 99.7% “purity?” Isn’t that a good thing?
That’s something else I discovered.
When salt is stripped of its minerals…your body doesn’t “get it.” Refined salt is essentially toxic without its trace minerals. It’s unnatural. So our bodies treat it like a foreign substance.
Our bodies don’t know how to use it properly.
So if our body needs salt to live…but table salt, commercial “sea salt” and even koshering salt all have toxins in them…what’s left?
Simple. We go back to how salt was made 150 years ago — before industry turned it into just another processed chemical.
We eat unrefined sea salt made the way it was meant to be.
That’s why we created AztecSeaSalt™. A hand harvested, artisanal sea salt with all the natural trace minerals you want and your body needs and none of toxicity of anti-caking agents.
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