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Sea salt

What is 海盐? About the ingredient 海盐. Including 467 recipes with 海盐, 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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365 Everyday Value, Sea Salt, Fine Crystals, 26.5 oz

365 Everyday Value, Sea Salt, Fine Crystals, 26.5 oz

by Whole Foods Market

Brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Our standards are what set us apart, and our quality is what keeps us stocking pantries, fridges and freezers with the best natural and organic 365 Everyday Value products every day. The difference between 365 Everyday Value sea salt and regular table salt is as clear as the Mediterranean Sea. There, the sun and wind create salt crystals with a naturally complex balance of trace minerals and elements. Unlike common table salt, which is stripped of all trace minerals and often contains bleaching agents, our sea salt is natural, unrefined and minimally processed - it's harvested from a site off the coast of Catalonia, Spain that dates back to 1880. Enhance your food and stimulate your taste buds with its clean, natural texture and flavor. Certified GMO-Free, Certified Kosher, Certified Vegan.

CN¥ 1.69

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Mediterranean Sea Salt, Extra Coarse Grain 1 lb.

Mediterranean Sea Salt, Extra Coarse Grain 1 lb.

by Cake Supplies On Sale, LLC

CN¥ 8.99

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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

海盐 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 海盐 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 海盐

There are 484 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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