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  • Writer's pictureLexie Haren

Not All Salts Are Created Equal: A Quick Guide to Finding a High-Quality Salt

Updated: Jan 8

I'm all about efficiency here. More bang for my buck. Less input for more output. More nutrients, less foods. Are you picking up what I'm putting down?!


This concept can apply to so many aspects of life, but most importantly to your SALT choice.


Yes, the type of salt that is found on most tables in the US. (You might want to steer clear of that salt after reading this short blurb).


Here's the thing, if I can get more nutrient value from my salt than just my daily dose of sodium, then I'll count that as a win.


Here are some criteria I look for when buying a high-quality salt, so I get the most bang for my $.


1) Third-Party Testing

  • I look for a certificate or proof of third-party testing!

  • Third-party testing is typically done by an anonymous lab and tests a product for overall purity.

  • Most brands that utilize third-party testing will post their reports publicly for you to review.

  • If it's not posted on the website, you can e-mail a brand to request their reports (if they have them).

  • Third-party testing looks for contaminants like microplastics, toxins & heavy metals. It also assesses the overall purity of the product! Sounds like a very GOOD thing to me.

2) Mineral & Nutrient Dense

  • This is where we get more bang for our $

  • A very high-quality salt will not only be rich in sodium, but it will also be rich in other trace minerals & elements as well.

    • These include but are not limited to:

      • Magnesium

      • Potassium

      • Calcium

      • Sulfur

      • Zinc

      • & many many more essential nutrients!

3) No Additives or Chemical Processes

  • The unfortunate thing is that most salts you find on the shelves in the grocery store actually go through quite an extensive process before hitting the shelves. Some may be chemically altered, have synthetic additives, or be modified in some way, shape, or form.

    • For example, most standard table salts are not just pure salt; they are chemically processed to be Sodium Chloride (NaCl).

  • A high-quality & pure salt has no additives & is just how nature intended it to be.

    • Some high-quality salts may be filtered for purity to filter out excess toxins, etc. But this process should not involve the chemical altering or changing of the salt itself.

4) Good FLAVOR, Lots of "Salty-Ness"

  • A good salt is hard to rival.

  • You will notice the immediate intensity of salty-ness with a little bit going a long way!

  • That's the flavor of good-for-you minerals, BABY!


Keeping these "criteria" in mind, I want to provide you with 3 of my favorite go-to, high-quality salts!


Top Choice!



Runner Ups:


Redmond's Real Salt

(you can likely find at your local Whole Foods)


Selina Naturally

(you can likely find at your local health food store or Whole Foods)



Please feel free to share this simple salt guide with your friends & keep in your pocket for your next salt shopping spree.


Stay salty my friends,


Lex


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