Salt is an essential chemical compound used globally for cooking, seasoning, or as a remedy. Without salt, meals would be bland and tasteless.
The World Health Organization’s recommended daily salt intake for adults is 5g. South Africans’ daily salt intake is however estimated at 8.5g, which is a leading contributor to our cardiovascular disease epidemic, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.
All salts are however not created equally and each different variety has a different origin, colour, smell and taste. Each also has its own unique benefits.
We’ve put together some of the different types of salt with their various properties: