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Salt

Alternate Names

Table Salt

Description

One of the oldest food additives. A compound formed by the interaction of an acid and a base - soldium chloride (common table salt). It is generally found in 'rock' form, mined and crushed for usage. Refined salt contains iodide.

Salt - Quick Stats
Names

Table Salt

Allergy Information

Uses

Flavoring, Preservative

Additional Information

Here is an interesting video about the difference between salt and sea salt.



Found In

Salt is found in nearly all processed food. Bacon, cheese, ham, noodles, pickles, baked goods, etc. See the link for more foods: foods containing salt.

Possible Health Effects

Too much salt is said to lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk for heart disease. Too little salt could potentially lead to dizziness, muscle cramps, and electrolyte imbalance.

Allergy Information

Contains Sodium (those on sodium restricted diets should limit)

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Copyright November 5, 2012 Be Food Smart, Updated 3/12/13




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