A question arose in class about whether to use iodized salt or sea salt. Here is some info that Sgt. Cooper researched and asked me to send you:
Use unrefined sea salt instead of refined, iodized salt. Salt, or the flavorful sodium in it, has always been present in seafood. Sea salt provides more trace minerals than refined, iodized salt, which often has corn products and other unnecessary ingredients added to it. Refined salt is chemically treated to purify it and make it white. Table salt is also treated with several anticaking chemicals, some of which contain aluminum, which competes with calcium for absorption and may decrease bone density and has been linked with neurological disorders. Table salt is iodized in order to help prevent goiter (a goiter is when the thyroid enlarges abnormally). There’s actually iodine in many whole foods. Seaweed like kelp has the most iodine in it. Other good sources include asparagus, cod, eggs, garlic, mushrooms, shrimp, spinach, strawberries, summer squash, Swiss chard, and tuna. Of course these are just suggestions, you make your own decision.
There are two places I love to get sea salt because they have a variety: Whole Foods (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com ) and Penzey’s spices (http://www.penzeys.com). Penzey’s also has recipe cards that you can pick up that give suggestions on how to use the salt or any other spice you choose. Both have stores located in Jacksonville. Coming soon, we will be sending a list of books that we recommend you read. I am reviewing one now that appears to have a lot of nice recipes. We will let you know soon. Stay safe!!!
Officer LaToyle Tuten
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
Zone 4 Watch 4 Gold