Because it's not processed and no preservatives are added, Celtic sea salt contains 84 different live elements that are commonly found in sea water, according to the Pacific Health Center clinical nutritionist Monte Kline. It contains magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, iodine and potassium.* These trace elements, along with other naturally occurring ones, give Celtic sea salt its unique gray color.
Enjoy this lovely, aromatic salt to flavor water for boiling gluten free pasta, to adorn grilled shellfish, mussels and fish — or anything you would normally sprinkle with your table salt.
Health benefits of Celtic sea salt
It's become harder and harder to obtain trace minerals from the foods we eat, due to the lack of nutrient-rich soil. However, trace minerals are still abundant in our planet's seas and oceans, and that's where sea salt originates.
By consuming sea salt daily, you also ensure that you maintain sufficient sodium levels, and this helps balance your sodium-potassium ratios.* Sodium and potassium are two electrolytes that work together to ensure that there is proper fluid balance in your body's cells, as well as your blood plasma and extracellular fluid.
Enough sea salt also helps support a healthy digestive system with sufficient hydrochloric acid in your stomach, as sea salt provides chloride, the building block of stomach acid.* In addition, having enough stomach acid helps our bodies to absorb vitamins and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, folate and B-12.