Sodium (as sea salt)

Sea Salt. Most sea salts and table salt contain about 40 percent sodium by weight 1. Sea salt normally has minimal or no processing and is obtained directly from the evaporation of sea water, thus retaining trace levels of minerals, (i.e. electrolytes, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium 2, and other nutrients) 1, 2. Table salt is mined from salt deposits and processed, thus stripping the table salt of any minerals and may also contain an additive to prevent clumping 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. American Heart Association (AHA). Sea salt vs. table salt. Last reviewed 5/25/2018. Accessed 5/20/2019.
  2. U. S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). National Institutes of Health (NIH). Medline Plus. Medical Encyclopedia. Electrolytes. Last updated 5/08/2019. Accessed 5/21/2019.
  3. Zeratsky K. What’s the difference between sea salt and table salt? Healthy Lifestyle. Nutrition and Healthy Eating. Mayo Clinic.