Humans started to extract salt as far back as 6050 BC.
In the Roman empire, salt was also used as a payment method when the soldiers should have their salary. The value of salt was the same as the value of gold.
Salarium is the Latin word for salary, and the word salt comes from this word.
Salt is very important for the human body. How much and what kind of salt you have to eat, is not something I will advise about. In my research, I have found that it is a subject that is discussed as it is a religion.
However, as always, I will recommend you to use the most natural kind of salt. Some kind of table salt, that are sold, contains a lot of additives. One of the additives is known to be Sodium ferrocyanide, it is added to salt as an anti-caking agent. Try to Google “sodium ferrocyanide health risks” and that is not the only one.
As always be careful when you shop, shop with your brain not with your feelings. a neat packaging does not guarantee a healthy product
The nutrient fact, below, is based on 100 gram of table salt.
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0
Thiamin mg 0
Riboflavin mg 0
Niacin mg 0
Vitamin B-6 mg 0
Folate, DFE µg 0
Vitamin B-12 µg 0
Vitamin A, RAE µg 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0
Vitamin D IU 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 140.3
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0
Fatty acids, total trans g 0
Cholesterol mg 0
Water g 0.2
Energy kcal 0
Protein g 0
Total lipid (fat) g 0
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0
Fiber, total dietary g 0
Sugars, total g 0
Calcium, Ca mg 24
Iron, Fe mg 0.33
Magnesium, Mg mg 1
Phosphorus, P mg 0
Potassium, K mg 8
Sodium, Na mg 38758
Zinc, Zn mg 0.1