I do not now about better but there are slight differences. There chemically the same. How ever sea salt is processed differently. The way it is processed causes a slightly different flavor. Sea salt is evaporated out of salt water, and after that little is done to it. Leaving the minerals from the water. Table salt is mined from the ground and has to be processed much more. Also you could argue sea salt is more healthy because its a much larger size per grain. Table salt is ground down finer. So per table spoon you get more salt with table salt then with sea salt. Because of the spacing between the grains. The difference how ever is very small so most likely not going to make much of a difference.
The much more important difference is that less salt is far better than more. Your body needs only a very small amount of salt; too much of it can contribute directly or indirectly to hypertension, stroke, other cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, stomach cancer, and other serious health problems. Most Americans eat several times as much salt as we need for good health. Most of that excess salt does *not* come from the shaker on the table (whether from sea or land), but is "hidden" in processed foods. Read labels! Eat fresh or frozen, whole, unrefined, unprocessed foods!
Salt is salt period. All salt comes from the sea. (except for what comes from salt mines which is still the same stuff but hasn't reached the sea yet) Sea salt is more attractive because it hasn't been ground up into finer particles yet and sticks to food better like the skins of baked potatos. What's going on here is food companies are using "sea salt" as a marketing tool to make you "think" it's healthier, but in fact there is no difference in that regard.
Well, the reason the ocean is salty is because alll water has has small amounts of saline including ground water and surface water. Since all rivers eventually lead to and dump into the sea, and the sea does not dump out, you have high concentrations of salt with no where to go.
One Teaspoon of table salt contains more salt then one Tablespoon of sea salt. Sea salt could be considered better only in that you are using/consuming less salt. There is also Kosher salt. But I think it's really more a matter of a cooks preference in their meal prep.
You know I have some that my mom gave me that I have never used, and what it says is no additives or preservatives. I guess anything in moderation is the best course of action in anything we consume. Now I'm curious too.
It is different. Mined salt is heavily processed and purified into almost pure NaCl. Sea salt has impurities that change the taste slightly; much like mineral water tastes different from plain water.
I don't think its any better. Regular salt has iodine in it which I was told ur body needs, so if ur gonna use u may need to find an iodine replacement
It isn't any better.
..... suggestions to the contrary are just a marketing ploy to justify selling at a higher price.
As I understand it the salt from mines is salt from ancient seas as well.
Probly because it is more natural.:)