I fell in love with sea salt on a trip to Puerto Rico back in the 90s. We stumbled on them at the end of a road just on a sight seeing adventure to see where the road would take us. The salt flats crystals looked like diamonds in the sun, the colors were pink, purple and blue like a treasure chest just opened and spilled in the sea. Breaking off a chunk I tasted it and never knew how salt really tasted, from there I made sea salt my go to choice.
Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.
The main differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing.
Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping. Most table salt also has added iodine, an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid.
GO INTO THE HISTORY OF WHY IODINE WAS ADDED TO SALT
Sea Salt is unprocessed and naturally much saltier in taste. I find I use well over twice the amount of salt when I am in the states as I do here. We only use sea salt and it is much saltier to the taste.
We only use fine Caribbean Sea Salt in all of our spice blends. Our Sea Salt Blends put a little kick in your salt shaker. You can get your Flavored Sea Salts here.