How Important is Table Salt?

Most kosher salt is made from natural salt, which includes sodium chloride. Salt is one of the oldest and most common preservatives used in foods and has been used for thousands of years. Kosher and sea salt both contain about 40% sodium chloride by weight, making them saltier than table salt. Kosher and sea salt may also have smaller crystal sizes than table salt, meaning that they may contain less sodium per teaspoon (e.g. by teaspoon or tablespoon), but they still have large amounts of sodium. Most people do not eat enough table salt to get the recommended daily allowance. This is because table salt contains only a small amount …..

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