Natural Salt Is Healthy, Contends SaltWorks(TM), Inc.

Sep 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from SaltWorks, Inc.

    REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While in recent years salt has
 been condemned as a health hazard on par with cholesterol, trans fats and
 even tobacco, one gourmet sea salt company is taking the anti-salt hype
 with -- what else -- a grain of salt. Mark Zoske, founder of SaltWorks(TM),
 Inc. (, contends that salt can be good for people,
 as long as it's not stripped of its natural mineral content.
     Of course, Zoske is not referring to bleached white table salt or the
 high levels of sodium in processed foods. Instead, he points to natural,
 living sea salt as a source of essential nutrients when used as a finishing
 touch on foods.
     "Whole sea salts contain trace minerals that are beneficial to your
 health. In fact, you can't live without salt," explained Zoske. "Sodium is
 the main component of the body's extracellular fluids, and it helps carry
 nutrients into the cells. Sodium also helps regulate other body functions,
 such as blood pressure and fluid volume, and sodium works on the lining of
 blood vessels to keep the pressure balance normal."
     But don't go pouring an umbrella-full of salt on tonight's dinner.
 Zoske stresses that consumers should reduce the amount of salt they use
 while increasing the quality.
     "That is the key to healthy salt. If you put gourmet salt on the
 outside of your food after it is cooked, then you won't use nearly as much,
 but you'll still get all the flavor," said Zoske. "That is the beauty of
 finishing salts. Finishing salts are sprinkled on a dish after it is
 cooked. This can be done in the kitchen or at the table, allowing each
 person to taste the food and then season accordingly with natural sea
     Natural sea salt, which is simply evaporated sea water, contains no
 additives and is not chemically processed. When evaporated by the warmth of
 the sun, natural sea salt retains all of its naturally occurring minerals.
 As a result, each of the 30-plus varieties of sea salt SaltWorks carries
 has a unique color, mineral makeup, density, crystalline structure and
     "Many think of salt as a basic table seasoning, but nothing could be
 farther from the truth," said Zoske. "Whereas average table salt can add a
 predictable tang to a meal, SaltWorks premium natural sea salt can
 transform the taste of a dish, conjuring up subtle flavors and bold
 connotations -- all while providing minerals essential to the healthy
 function of the human body."
     To learn more about the health advantages of natural sea salt, visit
 SaltWorks at The company's Gourmet Salt Reference
 Guide is available at
     About SaltWorks(TM), Inc.
     Founded in 2002, SaltWorks imports premium gourmet sea salts and bath
 salts from countries worldwide and supplies them to the wholesale, retail
 and consumer markets throughout North America. The company is committed to
 providing the purest, most natural products possible.
     Mark Zoske
     SaltWorks(TM), Inc.
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SOURCE SaltWorks, Inc.