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is salt really heated to 1200 degrees F?

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is salt really heated to 1200 degrees F?

Bottomless_Pit | Apr 23, 2015 01:10 PM

I'm trying to eat healthy so I can do more physical work. Anyways, can anyone confirm or deny this, is table salt really heated to 1200 degrees F? I don't know about you but I'm a little skeptical of anything heated that high. My oven only goes to 450 degrees. If I want a good balance of flavor, health, mouth-feel, and monetary cost, which salt is best? I also read sea salt might not really be sea salt.

I found this article by Trisha Gilkerson at:

http://www.intoxicatedonlife.com/2013...

"Table salt is heated to over 1200 degrees fahrenheit under high pressure. If you know even a little bit about chemistry, you’ll probably remember that heat and pressure alter the chemical structure of molecules. (this is also why processed honey is devoid of any nutritional value)"

"The term “sea salt” can be a deceptive misnomer. Be forewarned that all “sea salt” is not created equal. Virtually all salt makers can claim their salt is “sea salt” because at one point it came from the sea. There are some brands of sea salt on your grocery store shelves (I’m not going to name names) that are pretty much regularly processed and bleached salt (minus the iodine) repackaged with a pretty “sea salt” label."

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