What is Salt?

Salt also known as common salt, table salt, sodium chloride or halite is a dietary mineral that is essential for animal life. Salt is usually primarily composed of sodium chloride.

Production of Salt

Salt is produced in many forms such as unrefined salt, refined salt and iodized salt. An example of unrefined salt would be sea salt. Refined Salt is usually your average table salt. Iodized salt is regular table salt mixed with one or more of the following: potassium iodide, sodium iodide or iodate. Iodized salt is regularly used to help reduce iodine deficiency in humans.