How Bamboo Salt Compares To Table Salt

Natural sea salt, known as “the essence of the sea”, which contains a balanced variety of essential minerals, was first taken by our ancestors. However, modern civilization has dumped a large amount of industrial and domestic sewage into the sea, so that “the essence of the sea” has become dirty and polluted. Due to the circumstance, salt, which is indispensable for people, has given us a “feeling of worry and danger” when consuming it. This is because people know that once heavy metals such as lead, mercury, chromium and cadmium are introduced together with salt into the human body, these heavy metals will be difficult to discharge and become a kind of sediment and form toxins in the body. As a result, natural sea salt must be processed before it is consumed. Immediately afterwards, table salt is introduced. It has ensured the hygiene profile; however, those essential minerals for the human body have also been removed during the process. Consequently, the process destroys the nutritional balance found in salt. In other words, table salt may look clean, but heavy metal contamination in salt, considered as the number one killer in the age of pollution, is still removed due to insufficient technological process. This has even highlighted the heavy metal components as well due to the filtration of the essential minerals. Strictly speaking, it is more appropriate to consume less table salt in our diet. In order to improve the salt standard, there are many industries that produce “calcium-enriched table salt”, “potassium-enriched table salt”, “zinc-enriched table salt” and “selenium-enriched table salt”; the so-called “seasoning salt”. Since the addition of some trace elements and minerals, this salt has been called “nutrient salt” or “multivariety salt”. Here, there are two points that require our attention.

First, this type of salt is not significantly true “nutritive salt,” although it is only slightly better than non-fortified table salt. Specifically, the salt itself must contain more than 60 types of minerals and trace elements. But the “nutritive salt”, not only its nutritional content is obviously insufficient, but also shows its deficiency in its kinds.

Second, the main process of table salt adopts the evaporation method. However, in this process it is difficult to remove some of the contamination, especially heavy metals. From the point of view of the national salt standard, the standard content of lead limits is not more than 1mg/kg. (In fact, this aspect has made it clear that the table salt we eat is still a small amount of heavy metals.) Once these heavy metals enter the human body, due to the difficulty in discharging them, they will eventually form toxins in the body. Therefore, it is not a real nutritional salt. Additionally, table salt contains a large number of impurities, such as anti-caking agents. In conclusion, salt that looks like a shiny crystal may not be exactly “clean” salt.

In the late 1980s, Korea first introduced bamboo salt to the world. Briefly, bamboo salt is made from natural sea salt that is stuffed into bamboo tubes and then burned with pine wood fire several times. In the process, natural sea salt, bamboo tubes, pine wood and pine resin are needed as raw materials. The use of these special blended materials ensures that the toxins in the salt will get maximum neutralization and removal through high temperature roasting. At the same time, the medicinal properties can also be maintained and maximized. There are many benefits of bamboo salt. It is excellent in the prevention and treatment of various modern diseases caused by contaminated toxins.

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