iodised salt --- essential or not

India
September 6, 2010 10:45pm CST
in recent days, government has announced repeatedly the usage of Iodised salt in food. in the manufacturer stage, the iodine content will be 30 ppm(parts per million). but when it is packed and ready for sale, there should be atleast 15 ppm. in the outer cover of all Iodised salt, there will be statement stating "NOT LESS THAN 15 PPM". post your valuable comments in this regard.
2 responses
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
7 Sep 10
Iodised salt is essential to prevent hypothyroidism. Iodine is the precursor of thyroxine,a hormone the deficiency of which produces a lot of ailments. But content of iodine is good in only sea foods,so those who consume enough sea foods do nor require iodised salt. But otherwise it is essential as there is no better option to supplement it artificially through any other food item. As salt is consumed by each and everyone,it is the obvious choice as the vehicle to provide the deficient amount of iodine. So everyone should consume it.
• India
8 Sep 10
thankyou for your valuable comment
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Sep 10
I'm not quite sure. Honestly, I have mixed reviews on this. Some say that iodized salt is better since it was processed and refined. For some, they say that rock salt is better since this is nature's salt. To stop the competition, I have both at home and alternative the usage from time to time.
• India
8 Sep 10
what do you mean by rock salt? Is it Crystal salt? to me, i know only two varieties, one is free flow Iodised Salt (Powder), and another is Crystal salt Iodised