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Sea salt

What is sea salt? About the ingredient sea salt. Including 467 recipes with sea salt, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Sea salt is obtained by the evaporation of seawater, is used in cooking and cosmetics.

Historically called bay salt or solar salt, its mineral content gives it a different taste from table salt, which is pure sodium chloride, usually refined from mined rock salt (halite) or from sea salt.

Generally more expensive than table salt, it is commonly used in gourmet cooking and specialty potato chips, particularly the kettle cooked variety (known as hand-cooked in the UK/Europe).

Taste and Health

Gourmets often believe sea salt to be better than ordinary table salt in taste and texture , though one cannot always taste the difference when dissolved. In applications where sea salt's coarser texture is retained, it can provide different mouth feel and changes in flavor due to its different rate of dissolution.

The mineral content also affects the taste. It may be difficult to distinguish sea salt from other untreated salts, such as pink Himalayan salt, or grey colored rock salt. Sea salt is purified less than the high mineral pink salt.


Flaky sea salt - flaked Flaky sea salt

Coarse sea salt Coarse sea salt

Smoked flaky sea salt Smoked flaky sea salt

Fine sea salt Fine sea salt


Because sea salt generally lacks high concentrations of iodine, an element essential for human health, it is not necessarily a healthful substitute for regular iodized table salt, which is usually supplemented with the element, unless another source of dietary iodine is available (such as dairy products or regular processed foods).

Iodized forms of sea salt are now marketed to address this concern.

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Morton Salt Natural Sea Salt - 26 oz - 2 Pack

Morton Salt Natural Sea Salt - 26 oz - 2 Pack

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Bob's Red Mill Sea Salt -- 2 lbs

Bob's Red Mill Sea Salt -- 2 lbs

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Bob's Red Mill Sea Salt is made from purified Pacific sea water by an all natural evaporation process Bob's Red Mill

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Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt, 5 lbs Fine Grain. Incredible Taste. Rich in Nutrients and Minerals To Improve Your Health

Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt, 5 lbs Fine Grain. Incredible Taste. Rich in Nutrients and Minerals To Improve Your Health

by San Francisco Salt Company

TASTES GREAT -- Our 100% pure Himalayan pink salt tastes great and is certified Kosher. Sherpa Pink Himalayan salt is great for seasoning meats, grilled vegetables, a variety of salads (such as pasta, egg or potato salads), soups & stews and is also a flavorful salt to use for baking. 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED -- We import ONLY the highest quality food grade Himalayan salts and package in our U.S.A, GMP certified packaging facility that is 3rd party audited, by SCS Global. HEALTH BENEFITS -- Himalayan salt has become well known for its amazing health benefits. It re-mineralizes the body with minerals and trace elements essential to our health and well being. Our Himalayan pink salt is rich in trace minerals - including Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Iron. 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - The San Francisco Salt Company is confident that you will be happy with the quality of our products and stand behind every single item. If you are not satisfied with your purchase return the product for a full refund. AVAILABLE IN 3 GRAIN SIZES -- Sherpa Himalayan pink salt is available in Extra-Fine, Fine and Medium Grain Sizes. If you're looking for a very small size grain try our best selling Extra-Fine size. If you want a larger grain to grind yourself try our Medium size. PLEASE SEE GRAIN COMPARISON IMAGE (AT LEFT) TO CHOOSE THE GRAIN THAT BEST SUITS YOUR NEEDS.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (292g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 0Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 113173mg 4716%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Sea salt is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Sea salt is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does sea salt weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 292
1 tbsp 18
1 tsp 6
1 dash 0

In Chinese:海盐
British (UK) term: Sea salt
en français:sel de mer
en español:sal marina

Recipes using sea salt

There are 488 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Baked Flatbread with Garlic (Lahsooni Naan)
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