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This is a tricky one.

Culinary salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl) and although required by many living organisms, it is not itself living in any sense and so cannot be grown to organic standards. So what is organic salt? Well, all the 'organic salts' I've seen for sale are actually 'organically approved' - that is to say, they are a non-food product approved for use as an ingredient in organically certified food. In other words, the salt is produced in such a way as to not introduce any of the unwanted chemicals which would negate the organic certification of the food to which it is added.

Although Sodium Chloride can be produced through chemical reactions, all salt used in food is derived either from evaporated sea water, or from mineral (rock) salt (which is itself derived from evaporated sea water but many thousands of years ago).

Table salt is refined to nearly 99% purity but may then have additives added, usually as 'anti-caking' agents to maintain a free-flowing product, and other additives such as iodide and flouride which are added for health reasons.

Sea salt amd mineral salt is generally sold unrefined and therefore contains various impurities some of which are considered beneficial for health, but will generally not contain anti-caking agents.

A small amount of salt is necessary for animal life; a large amount of salt will kill, but even slightly more than is necessary for good health can lead to serious health issues over time. Western diets are generally considered to contain too much salt which can lead to stroke or high blood pressure and other problems. Testing your blood pressure regularly may be wise.

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