Nutrition Q & A
Is Sea Salt Better for Me than Table Salt?
Sea salt is often promoted as a healthful alternative to regular table salt, but the sodium content is actually about the same. Sea salt has only very small amounts of some minerals. If you are looking for a low-sodium option, consider salt-free seasonings and herb blends instead. Be sure to read the labels, since some herb mixtures are not salt-free. To make sure a product is salt-free, check the ingredients and the sodium content in a serving. Some products are called "lite." This means it has about half the salt as normal table salt. A registered dietitian will be able to best help you determine how much sodium you should consume each day.