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'First there was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Then we learned to make fire. And, then came salt, the world’s first super food.
Scholars say that salt was the bedrock of the human civilization. As the original food preservative, salt allowed humans to travel long distances carrying their own food supply. It was so highly valued in the ancient world, it was used as currency. It kept empires and their armies going. Like today’s crude oil, salt was so valuable that wars were fought over it.
Common salt is composed of two electrolyte minerals: sodium and chloride. Sea salt has small amounts of magnesium and calcium, in addition to sodium and chloride. Other types of salts have combinations of different minerals. Himalayan salt, for example, contains at least ten different minerals, including iron oxide that gives it a pink color.'