Special Salts From The World

Image by LadyDuck - my special salts
@LadyDuck (125859)
Switzerland
March 4, 2016 8:02am CST
Do you use special salts to season your food? If you want to try something different, there are several different natural salts from around the world: The pink Himalayan salt, is extracted from salt mines in the Himalayan mountains. It is excellent to season grilled red meats. The Persian Blue, is extracted from salt mines, in the north of Iran (once called Persia). A very good salt to for any kind of meats. The "Fleur de Camargue" (flower of Camargue), comes from the South of France, a natural salt extracted from the Mediterranean Sea. The "Gris de Bretagne" (Grey of Bretagne), is also a sea salt, extracted from the Atlantic Ocean, in the northern region of Bretagne in France. I have taken a picture of my different salt, to show you how they look alike. Which is your favorite?
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar 16
I have heard claims too that some of the salts are beneficial for health, especially the Himalayan Pink.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
This is the excuse of my husband when I say that he uses too much salt. You are right it seems that it has some health benefits.
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@Marty1 (28450)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I never hears of these salts. Are they bought in the regular grocery store? They sound intriguing
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
@Marty1 Yes, I bought all of them in my grocery store, that is not even a very big one.
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@sueznewz2 (9719)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Mar 16
they all sound nice.... we were given some red sea salt .... which is very nice too....
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
I have a small jar of that one too and a black salt that I have not really appreciated.
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@sueznewz2 (9719)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Mar 16
@LadyDuck mmmm black salt.... where's that one from.... ??
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 The Black Salt is from Hawaii. The salt get the coloring from activated coconut shell charcoal.
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@fishtiger58 (30617)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Mar 16
How interesting, now I have to go on a hunt for some of those salts. Very cool thanks for sharing.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
Many shops sell a package with different salts, my husband loves to try many.
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@fishtiger58 (30617)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Ok I will be sure to keep an eye out for that type of packaging as well.
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• United States
4 Mar 16
We use the Himalayan Pink Sea salt for a lot of the stuff we season with other herbs cause I just love the way it makes me feel the rest of the day !
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
My husband loves the Himalayan Pink Salt, that anyway is not a sea salt, it comes from a mine in he Punjab region of Pakistan.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck oh but does it not contain a good grade of natural sodium, cause I am supposed to get iodine in my salt and I thought this from the mine then, was best. Its not, oh no . . . ?
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Himalayan salt contains a little iodine and it is full of other minerals, like inc, iron, copper, calcium, potassium. It is a healthy salt.
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@amadeo (50878)
• United States
4 Mar 16
sea salt,garlic powder or salt?plain salt.Lot fo them do not have iodine in them.Which is what we need for our body
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
The real sea salt has iodine it is the salt extracted from mines that does not have iodine, but it is added before selling it.
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@amadeo (50878)
• United States
4 Mar 16
@LadyDuck well I did not know this.I thought the sea salt that I buy here have not?
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
@amadeo This is strange, there is iodine in the sea salt I buy here and those that do not contain enough are iodized.
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@marguicha (82613)
• Chile
4 Mar 16
I either use normal salt bought at the super or marine salt that is usually made and sold by the people who live at certain places near the sea. THe rest are so expensive I would not buy them.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
No, Himalayan salt is no more expensive, you can find it everywhere in the supermarkets.
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@marguicha (82613)
• Chile
4 Mar 16
@LadyDuck In Chile it is. Many imported goods are very expensive here.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
@marguicha The Hawaiian salt is very expensive, but not the pink salt, the blue one a little more.
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• Preston, England
5 Mar 16
I had no idea there were so many different salts available
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
There are many more, but those are the most common.
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
me either. I knew of like 2, with kosher and not. lol
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@allknowing (56642)
• India
5 Mar 16
We are recommended to use iodised salt
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
The sea salt is naturally iodised, the mine salt is not and the iodine is added.
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@allknowing (56642)
• India
6 Mar 16
@LadyDuck We have different companies that produce iodised salt here.No knowlege how they do it,
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 16
@allknowing Edible salt is iodised by spraying it with a potassium iodate or potassium iodide solution. You should know that an opened package of table salt with iodide, rapidly lose its iodine content.
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@Jessicalynnt (47938)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
I was unaware there were these things. can you taste a difference?
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
Yes, I can taste the difference. The Himalayan has a taste similar to the sea salt. It is very hard, you can find serving platters carved from Himalayan salt, you can even cook on them. The Blue it's milder, with a aftertaste of iron.
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck so the plates of salt, do they dissolve a bit and add salt to your food? eventually they disintegrate? I have seen salt candle holders of something like that, but never considered it as a material for holding food. And now I want a box of different salts to cook with!
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt The plates of salt only release a little salt, but they do not disintegrate. I have seen them in specialty stores, but they are pretty expensive. I have seen the salt candle holders, my husband has one.
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@Asylum (48094)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 16
I do not use a lot of salt, but when I do I am content with the local produce from the mines in the neighbouring county.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
I prefer the taste of sea salt, my favorite is the Camargue salt.
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@marguicha (82613)
• Chile
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Marine salt is very cheap in my country.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
@marguicha Your country has a long seashore, I can imagine that the sea salt is also very good.
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@Inlemay (17113)
• South Africa
9 Mar 16
I actually have a special bath creme that i get from France every year , 4 bottles to last me a year at a time. Buts its not this kind, however its very soft and doesnt affect my skin. keeps it soft and silky
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
Is this comment for me? I was talking about salt from France here, not bath creme.
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@Inlemay (17113)
• South Africa
9 Mar 16
@LadyDuck it is for you - I dont use salts but was stating that i get a bath creme from FRANCE, where your salts come from . . . just chatting
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
@Inlemay Now I understand, my favorite salt is the one from France.
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@youless (87456)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Mar 16
Here the salt is usually table salt and rough sea salt only. We cook by the table salt and we make some marinated food with rough sea salt. But actually we seldom use the rough sea salt anyway. We don't have so many different salts here.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 16
Raw sea salt is much better than table salt because it contains natural iodine, the other is iodized. .
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@youless (87456)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Mar 16
@LadyDuck In fact here most of the salt is iodized as it is the law.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 16
@youless Same here, the regular table salt is iodized.
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@brokenbee (7776)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
we use only one kind of salt at home and it's rock salt, without iodine.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
19 Mar 16
I buy the sea salt for cooking, it has natural iodine, no need to iodize it.
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@brokenbee (7776)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@LadyDuck yes. We prefer that kind of salt. My mother doesn't want the iodized salt.
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@simone10 (22251)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Mar 16
We have never tried anything different but sea salt. I wasn't even aware of the different salts you mentioned.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
13 Mar 16
I love the raw sea salt for cooking, my husband loves the different salts.
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@simone10 (22251)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I think I will see if they have any different salts the next time I go grocery shopping.
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@SIMPLYD (75759)
• Philippines
7 Mar 16
I suppose that they do taste like our salt here ? It's also extracted from the sea . It's nice to know that there are different types of salt . I only know iodized salt and rock salt though .
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 16
There are many different kind of sea salts and they all taste different according to the different places of the world where they are collected.
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@SIMPLYD (75759)
• Philippines
7 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Oh i see . I thought since they all come from the sea they taste the same . Now , i know . Thanks to you , my dear friend .
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@lilnana1111 (2451)
• United States
5 Mar 16
We recently started using Himalayan salt, we like it.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
I like the taste too, it's sweeter than the usual salt.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I didn't think my hubby would use it because it's pink, but my daughter bought it for us, and he can't tell her no.
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• United States
4 Mar 16
I use the pink Himalayan salt for everything. I love it. I wish it came in packets to carry with me for French Fries. The salt they use for French Fries have zero flavor.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
I have bought big bags of Himalayan because it's the favorite of my husband. For the French fries I prefer to use the Fleur de Camargue, it is delicious.
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• United States
4 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I haven't heard of that one. I just use the pink but I'm open to trying new.
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@Gabugs (1786)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@ldyduck Wow! I had no idea there were several different kinds of salts. Had only heard about Pink Himalayan salt. Thanks for the information.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
The pink Himalayan is the most known, there are so many special salts around the world.
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@LeaPea2417 (15909)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Mar 16
I have never tried the different salts, but you writing about it here, encourages me to look into it and try some.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 16
I am happy with raw sea salt, but my husband loves to use different salts.
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@salonga (28061)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
I wonder how each them differ in taste. I've using sea salt but has no idea what sea it was taken from.
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@LadyDuck (125859)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 16
Usually it's not specified from which sea is extracted the normal sea salt on the shelves, only for the special salt the origin is declared.
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