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    I'm looking to buy some good quality salt. But I don't know what kind I should get.

    Obviously I should go for the good quality ones and not the processed stuff.

    I've read Mark's recommendations.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/pepper-and-salt-varieties/


    But what about y'all?!

    SALT! What say you Primal Community?!

    semper ad meliora

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    Himalayan Salt~


    Sometimes I buy Celtic Sea salt, but I prefer HS because I like the texture and I believe it tastes better. Also... it's pink! =)

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      It's all the same stuff.


      There is very little difference between table salt and rock/sea/Celtic salt. Unrefined salts just have other compounds in them (otherwise known as impurities). Celtic salt is the same as table salt, except it has 1.8% Minerals and Trace Elements and may not have added iodine.


      The term 'unrefined' is also a lie as completely raw sea salt is bitter because of magnesium and calcium compounds, and thus is rarely eaten.

      The "Seven Deadly Sins"

      Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
      Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
      Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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        PrimalMike,


        Back in the old days when I ate almost all veggies- I craved salt. Since PB, when I am eating more meat...I haven't put salt on anything.


        I have a container of "La Baliene" in my pantry---it will probably be there forever ;-)

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          I would say if you want to use salt in your cooking use whatever is available to you (I myself use La Baleine french salt with added iodine, for cooking)


          for seasoning (especially meat!) go ahead and buy french or Portugese Fleur de Sel (even if it is expensive), it gives a very very nice taste, and improves red meat A LOT (note the more the meat is rare (and it should be!), the better it goes with fleur de sel)...

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            I love salt, but I haven't gotten too fancy with it yet. I have a salt grinder, so I just buy some good sea salt crystals from Nature's Market in Wegmans.


            Curious to see what everyone else recommends.

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              Iodized table salt or kosher salt.


              Yeah, I'm boring.

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                Sea salt and black volcano salt. Great on a nice bison steak.

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                  celtic sea salt tastewise I prefer smoked sea salt(smoked over wine barrels) but my pocketbook doesn't like it as well.

                  Mama to 4, wife to my love

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                    I buy salt from good ol' Costco. Their Kirkland Mediterranean Sea Salt is excellent, cheap, and available in bulk. Normal, everyday table salt is highly refined, and tastes like doo doo once you try sea salt.

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                      There has been some talk on the blogs about the lack of iodine in the diet because of the switch to the "gourmet" salts. I do think the sea salts taste better ( a bit softer taste, I think) but I am thinking I will buy some more iodized salt and mix the two together. I wonder if goiters are making a comeback with the popularity of the other salts?

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                        due to adrenal fatigue I have been a salt junkie my entire life (whenever i wasn't busy being a sugar junkie, that is). the best salt out there IMO is Trader Joe's Coarse Sea Salt, Product of France. Big, unprocessed, unrefined,coarse granules of salt that look like they literally got pulled from the Ocean and thrown straight into the bottle.


                        if you've never tasted REAL salt before go lightly with this stuff when you first use it--it's the real deal.


                        Primal Ibd,


                        It takes a severe Iodine deficiency to cause goiter, and usually a contributing factor like Chlorine exposure either in your home water supply or due to chronic exposure to chlorinated swimming pools or cleaning products. Chlorine actually displaces Iodine from cells in the thyroid gland as they compete for the same binding sites. This occurs due to their similar valence electron availablity (see below link for periodic table of elements), with Chlorine displacing Iodine because Chlorine has a lower molecular weight than Iodine, so apparently the body prefers that more.


                        Those who think they may be being exposed to chlorine in the municipal water supply should not only consider adding a faucet filter, but a showerhead filter as well--especially if you like to take long, hot showers like my wife does. That warm water open your pores right up, and if there's chlorine in your water it will get right into your body and negatively affect the thyroid gland.


                        Iodine is food for the thyroid gland, and keeps it healthy. Iodine also has extremely powerful antiseptic properties. All of the blood in the body passes through the thyroid gland every 17 minutes where--if Iodine levels are sufficient--it gets exposed to, and sanitized by, Iodine, a most potent bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic killer.


                        Rather than hijacking this post and turning it into an Iodine lecture I think I'll create a different thread...

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                          Herbamare or Trocomare are awesome! Its salt blended with herbs and spices. http://www.rapunzel.com/images/seasons_herbamare.jpg


                          I love smoked sea salt. Or just kosher salt. I dont like the taste of iodized salt.

                          Life on Earth may be punishing, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun!

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                            Ditto on the shower filter for chlorine advice. Aside from dealing with my heavily chlorinated water supply, it leaves my hair and skin feeling a lot smoother and gets rid of a faint odor, so much better showers all around! I would have thought that shower filters would dole out the water in just a trickle, but they don't impede the water flow at all.

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                              Oh, I also get this:

                              http://www.avogel.ca/en/shop/health_food/herbamare_orig.php


                              It's sea salt w/ trace iodine and other things for flavour (celery, garlic, onion, thyme etc). Nice in soup or sprinkled on veggies. And all organic. Yay!


                              Edit: Ah, just realized Tara already brought it up It's good stuff; I currently have the green one.

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