Sea salt is salt produced from the evaporation of seawater. It is used in cooking and cosmetics. NGS has a varied range of sea salt available.
Ordinary salt known as table salt having the technical name PDV which stands for pure dried vacuum salt, is a salt which has been chemically manufactured through a refinery. This salt tastes less salty and has a bitter taste to it in comparison to natural Sea Salt.
PDV salt if looked at carefully can be seen to be perfectly round balls which have been made via a mechanical process. Due to the fine nature of this salt, it has to be mixed with anti caking agent so it flows freely. Anti caking agents are chemicals such as sodium ferrocyanide.
Sea Salt on the other hand is totally natural and occurs in salt farms commonly in the mediterranean. This salt comes from sea water and is harvested after the sun evaporates the sea water leaving the salt behind. This salt comes in all shapes and sizes and because it can carry no fines, it can be used without adding any kind of additives such as the anti caking agent mentioned above. As the salt has formed naturally, it is 100% natural and the taste is totally natural.
The taste of Sea Salt is more salty than PDV salt and much more friendly to the pallet. Sea Salt also has a host of other vitamins and minerals that add taste and benefit the body, which chemically manufactured PDV does not have such as Calcium and Magnesium for example.
Using Sea Salt also results in using less salt since it is much more salty. This can only be good for people since the modern day person consumes more sodium (salt) than they should and so any decrease in this intake should be welcome.
NGS low sodium Sea Salt provides both a 100% natural sea salt which significantly reduces sodium, but without compromising that natural salt taste.