Is it dangerous to make your own sea salt from the ocean by your house?



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    Yes, in fact many people make sea salt in their homes. All you need to do is collect a clean sample of ocean water. Next take the water and strain it for impurities. Now boil the water until only a little water remains. Be sure to remove the pot before all of the water boils off or you can scorch your salt. Next leave the pot out to dry out and your left with natural and free sea salt.

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    Yes! You can make sea salt from the ocean that is perfectly safe for everyone to eat. First gather ocean water in a large jar (try to get at least a quart of water). After, strain the water through a cheese cloth into your pot (you can find cheese clothes in the cooking utensil section at your grocery store). Boil the water in a pot to store for several hours. Remove the pot from the heat and remove water as much as possible. Later, scrape the salt crystals from the pot into a small bowl. Leave the salt out for the night to let it dry. In the morning when you wake up, be sure to see a new set of sea salts and use it for your favorite dish! 

    Sea salts from the ocean is known to be the most pure and natural salts that anyone can ingest. It is perfectly safe when using the techniques correctly. Hope you enjoy your sea salts and good luck! 

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    Do not make your own salt for consumption.

    Obviously the quality of salt depends on what sea water you’re using. If it’s water near a major city, it’s certain to contain every kind of pollution imaginable. Oil and gas from boats, sewage that’s been improperly disposed of.

    Salt, pure table salt, is essential to diet, in the sense of: you’ll die very quickly if you don’t have enough. The compound that’s essential is NaCl, Sodium Chloride.

    The idea that sea salt is somehow healthier is nonsense. If salt water was important to diet, humans and mammals would drink it regularly. Notice they don’t.

    Salt purification is discussed at length in the well-written PDF, below. Suffice it to say, salt purification is a major part of the process, and there are kinds of salt, such as the grade thrown on the road to melt snow, that you shouldn’t be eating at all.

    The question of why high-end cooks recommend sea salt has to do with flavor. And, honestly, with being a snob. It’s the “what’s more expensive is better” argument. But chefs have no idea what goes into the salt, they just know they like the taste. If you want to just throw whatever tastes good into your cooking — go ahead. But you’re certainly safer with regular salt, straight from the grocery store. And if you feel you want even higher quality than that, maybe try Kosher salt.

    But making your own salt for consumption is just plain stupid.

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