Salt

What is salt

Sodium chloride (NaCl), a white crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning

How is salt made

First they crush up all the salt with a screen that makes them into various sized crystals. The other way to get salt is drilling two wells in the earths salt beds Fresh water is then pumped under high pressure into one of the wells through a pipe. When the water reaches the salt beds, it dissolves the salt, and the salty water, called brine, is then forced up to the surface through a pipe in the second well.

Why is iodine added to salt

We put iodine in salt due to the lack of diet that people get

2 other interesting facts about salt are

1. If you eat to much salt you can die you need to take about 1 gram of salt per kilogram of weight to die

2. Good quality sea salt contains many essential minerals for the body. The best type of sea salt should be slightly wet from the sea it was taken from.