Salt is an integral part of everyday life and few people really care about the white matter. The fact that there are quite different varieties whose use can vary is known to very few. The very nature of how the salt is obtained may differ considerably.
Salts can be obtained from different sources. In general, a distinction is made between two basic options. For one, there is rock salt. This is mined from salt mines where, as the name implies, it is present as a stony form. Rock salt is widely used in the world and accounts for around 70 percent of global production.
Most of the remaining amount is extracted from sea salt. For production, seawater is channeled into shallow pools in coastal regions. After it has evaporated there, the sea salt crystallizes out on the ground and can be broken down.
While rock salt and sea salt make up the largest part of global production, cooking salt and evaporated salt are only produced in comparatively small quantities. Common salt is an industrially produced variant which is not suitable for consumption. The recovery of evaporated salt is carried out by Bohrloungeolung.
Salt types and their use
In addition to the different categories by which salt can be divided by its extraction, one differentiates in addition to different varieties. The typical table salt is probably the best known variant. It is used in virtually every household and used for the refinement of the food. The preparation takes place both from stone and from sea salt, where it consists primarily of sodium chloride.
A special form of rock salt is the Himalayasalz, whose mining takes place in the salt mine Khewra about 200 kilometers southwest of the Himalayas. The Himalayasalz attributed to various healing effects, whereby the comparatively high price is justified. It should contain 84 chemical elements and thus supply the body with many required substances.
However, recent research has shown that these statements are not true. In an investigation of the Bavarian State Office only ten elements could be found in salt. This is hardly different from traditional table salts and does not justify the high price.
The most expensive salt in the world
If you are looking for a truly exceptional salt, you should take a look at the Fleur de Sel. Translated, the name Salzblume means, which refers to its origin. The Fleur de Sel occurs only on hot and windless days directly on the sea surface. The gossamer layer appears like the blossoming of a flower and is skimmed off by hand with a shovel.
The elaborate work and the comparatively heavy conditions make the Fleur de Sel the most expensive sea salt in the world. The price, however, results mainly from the type of production. Similar to the Himalaya salt, the Fleur de Sel hardly differs qualitatively from the table salt.
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