Sea salt, also known as bay salt, is produced by the process
of evaporation of salt water bodies. It is darker in color as compared to
refined salt due to the absorption of essential minerals from the clay lining
of the body of water. Normally, the harvesting of refined table salt involves
heavy processing, including mining followed by iodizing, bleaching, and
diluting with anti-caking agents. More chemicals are added during the
processing of salt, which often steals all of its beneficial minerals and trace
elements, except sodium and chloride.
Unlike refined salts, the preparation of sea salt
usually includes very little processing, so it retains its moisture and mineral
treasure. These minerals are present in a form that is easily utilized and
absorbed by the human body. The climate and the geographical location of the
region also play a significant role in the quality and combination of minerals
offered by the sea salt.