Rock and sea salt is no different to ordinary table salt, despite claims it is natural and more healthy, say consumer groups.Research for Which? and Consensus Action on Salt and Health found no difference in chemical content between regular salt and costly gourmet brands. Manufacturers dispute the report saying it does not give the full picture.
Most UK adults eat too much salt, far above the recommended guideline of about a teaspoon a day. Eating a diet high in salt is linked with high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke, heart failure and heart disease.
The research analysed the chemical content of several gourmet brands of sea and rock salt, and compared this with ordinary table salt.
Source - BBC