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.
Here is an interesting video about the difference between salt and sea salt.
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.
Contains Sodium (those on sodium restricted diets should limit)
Copyright November 5, 2012 Be Food Smart, Updated 3/12/13
Simply click one of the grades below to get a listing of all ingredients with that grade