I have something to confess. I haven’t used patis (fish sauce) in months! Surprise! Surprise! This will only come as a surprise to fellow Asians (Filipinos specially), I guess. And to think the first thing I wanted to know when I got to Austin was where to buy patis. We have a supply of the sauce and hubby still uses it for dipping/seasoning but for cooking, this has been my trusty companion…
…sea salt. It was my Mom who introduced me to sea salt and I’m not about to convert you to become a sea salt user. Hee hee! :) Sea salt is supposed to be a healthier alternative because unlike table/iodized salt, it hasn’t been stripped of minerals.
Here’s an excerpt from an article I found on Bella Online.
Ordinary table salt has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additives. In studies, table salt has been linked to hypertension and other heart or blood illness. Table salt also gives many people the feeling of being bloated.
Natural sea salt is a healthy replacement for ordinary table salt on the market; it contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Sea salt has nutrients and minerals that help your body preserve the blood cells. Overall, sea salts are better for you. If you haven’t tried it, switch salts for a week and you will see a difference.
From the many articles I’ve read on sea salt and iodized, they all seem to say that the two taste generally the same and only differ in texture. In my personal experience with cooking using sea salt, I find sea salt to be less salty than iodized salt.
Want to give it a try? Why not, right? Opting for the healthier choice is good…and a little pricier, too. If you do buy sea salt and find that it is not to your liking, you can always use it for bathing. Hee hee hee. :D
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