Learn about the science of salt—along with the flavor and best uses of increasingly popular artisan salts.
Salt is a crucial part of our diets and our bodies, yet years of dietary advice tells us to limit our intake. Emerging science may suggest salt isn’t as bad as we once thought.
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"There's no other ingredient except water that costs you less. And there's no other ingredient, period, that does more. High-quality, artisan salt is the most cost-effective ingredient on the face of the earth." —Mark Bitterman, owner of The Meadow, a gourmet food shop in Portland, Oregon