is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.
A seasoning and preservative whose chemical composition is sodium chloride, about 40% sodium and 60% chlorine by weight. It contains not less than 97.5% sodium chloride after drying, while high-grade salt contains 99.8% sodium chloride. Salt production can be by solar evaporation, rock salt mining, and vacuum pan evaporation.
The method selected depends on climate, character of the deposit, and type of salt required. Sea salt is obtained from the sea. Seasoned salt contains added flavors.
It is available in several particle sizes (coarse, flake, fine) and shapes (flake, cube) which relate to density, solubility, flow, blending, and adherence.
It is used as a carrier for dry or semidry ingredients or as an ingredient in prepared mixes. It is used in cheese, butter, and salted nuts for flavor. It is used in cheese manufacture to help remove the whey and suppress the growth of unwanted organisms, in sausage as a seasoning and curing agent, and in baked goods, pickles, and sauerkraut for flavor and fermentation control.
Health Benefits of Salt:
Strong Immune System :- Sea salt naturally helps you to build up a strong immune system so that you can fight off the cold virus, the fever and flu, allergies and other autoimmune disorders.