Does Sea Salt have iodine? : LUSENET : ACountryPlace : One Thread

Does anyone here know if sea salt contains iodide? I believe most salt purchased at the grocery store has it added, right? Do we get enough of this nutrient from somewhere else and don't need it in the salt?

-- Terry - NW Ohio (, September 26, 2001


Sorry about the question title. That was suppose to be "iodide" not "iodine".

-- Terry - NW Ohio (, September 26, 2001.

Terry you can buy sea salt with iodine Bob se.ks.

-- Bobco (, September 26, 2001.

Yes it does. 8.76 ppm (parts per million). It also contains traces of 73 other minerals. I am sending you the analysis by e-mail. Hope it helps you out.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (, September 26, 2001.

Sorry I could not mail the info to you. My computer said no such address. Go to Look up onformation about salt and you will find the analysis at the site.

Another good source of Iodine is sea food.

-- Bob in WI (, September 26, 2001.

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the information. The email address is my real address. Did you try it with the underscore mark after aunt?

-- Terry - NW Ohio (, September 26, 2001.

I read the info. about Real Salt. It contains "iodine". My container of Morton Salt show "iodide" not "iodine". Two different things?

-- Terry - NW Ohio (, September 27, 2001.


Iodine is the elemental (basic) name of the mineral. When it is combined with anything else it become iodide. For example sodium iodide. It is the same thing, at least as far as nutrition goes.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (, September 27, 2001.

Brittany Natural Sea Salt (Coarse Moist Crystals) has organic iodide attachments (algae & Phytoplankton)...still alive. more info at or call toll free 877.SEA.SALT for a free info sheet.

-- Gary Anderson (, December 14, 2001.

I've been told too much salt is bad for your health, yet reports say salt is essential in the brains ability to function. What is borderline? I've all but eliminated salty snacks from my diet, but concerning cooking; I use as little as I possibly can.

-- Curtis (, May 27, 2004.

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