View Full Version : About salt and seasalt.
05-13-2006, 02:28 AM
I can see that many on here uses seasalt in their receipes. In the third post on this link there is an little text about salt including seasalt that maybe could be of interest for some. Its also a little about vinegar and Bragg liquid aminos.
05-13-2006, 02:36 AM
most people on this site, don't use Bragg's as it has naturally occuring MSG, and is not raw, Alissa, the owner of this site, sells Sea Salt, so we can be sure that she's done all the research and it is an excellent product.
05-13-2006, 03:09 AM
Just as with anything else, it's one of those things that people have to make their own decision about.
For every "expert" that might say sea salt or anything else is bad, toxic, poison, etc., there will be another "expert" who will say it's beneficial, healthy, nutritious, etc.
If you do a search here, you will see a rather lengthy discussion on sea salt.
Some raw fooders tend to believe that salt, vinegar and other things are toxic to the body...but again, it's up to each individual to decide whether or not they will use it based on how THEY feel when they consume it. Within that same group of raw fooders who say those things (salt, vinegar, etc.) are toxic also say that sprouts, onions, garlic, broccoli, kale, and other things that many raw fooders consume regularly are not optimal foods. This may or may not be true but please keep in mind that we are a forum that consists MOSTLY of transitioners...people who were anywhere from a year ago to a day ago eating foods fried in grease, refined/white salt and sugar, donuts and burgers. I don't think a little sea salt in transition to a more "clean" diet is going to hurt them even if it is considered less than optimal. Many raw fooders start out using condiments, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, etc. but later on, NATURALLY find themselves no longer tolerant of or in need of those items.
Everyone has to decide for themselves what they will and will not include in their raw diets. I have read things against bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and a whole host of other things. I choose to listen to my own body....so far so good! ;)
Oh...and just for the record, I'm not trying to "shoot the messenger" here...I'm just stating this in general because I don't want newbies to be scared off from things that may or may not warrant fear, especially when they're just starting out.
05-13-2006, 03:59 AM
That is all true! I do not want to scare off new person aswell and was doubtful before posting the thread if it really was enough interesting. It is also true that there's alot of opionions of all kind of things and if they harm or not and I personally do not follow every advice I hear because that would left me with very few products to eat. If one doesn't feel bad when eating something there's nothing wrong about it, thats for sure!
For my part you could aswell remove this thread. I guess it doesnt help anyone very much.
I use grey celtic salt which I buy from France in a big bag every year when I go on holiday there. You can buy it from other places, including on line, but probably at more expense.
It has big crystals and is slightly damp in the bag -- I almost expect to find bits of seaweed in there with it! I dry it out, a batch at a time, at 100F, then grind it in a coffee grinder ready for use. It has a better flavour than any other salt, in my opinion, and I believe (and hope) the extra minerals are beneficial, though no doubt the optimum diet would not include salt -- but I haven't reached that point yet.
05-13-2006, 10:17 AM
I use both Celtic sea salt (the grey stuff) and the Himalayan salt (it's pink). I prefer the Himalayan, but both have the naturally occurring minerals our bodies need for balanced good health.
They're both salty, flavorful and nutritious to use. The regular table salt - I don't think I have that around the house anymore. I even carry the Celtic salt with us to restaurants, per my wonderful spouse's request.
05-13-2006, 10:59 AM
I agree with Rawkinlocs.
I also have transitioned from lots of Celtic Sea Salt and Braggs, to no salt in my foods, it IS a natural transition, as you start to taste the foods themselves, instead of the salt on it.
I love the Celtic Sea Salt, the French Atlantic Salt, and now we buy a sea salt at Costco, that Dragggon really likes, he says it is the best salt he has ever had, and he Salts, everything, so all of life is a process, we are all in some kind of transition at all times.
And having information, is the best way to help us with that transition,
I also do not beleive everything I read, nor do I AGREE WITH ALL THE RAW GURUS, or there wouldn't be anything to eat at all.
But I do follow what my body tells me, with the way it feels, and the longer I am raw, the more immediate the results or reaction is.
this is a very good thing.
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