Dan Boone wrote:
I feel I should point out that salt restriction is not considered quite as vital as it used to be: Health Effects Of Salt
Lucy Gabzdyl wrote:Love the herb and spice mix, anything to get more herbs and spices into our diet and great for our health.
But I do feel I need to point out that in any discussion of SALT we need to differentiate between sodium chloride commonly referred to as SALT and sea salt or rock salt. Whereas SALT is a processed condiment and as such bad for our health, a good quality sea salt is excellent for our health as it contains a huge selection of minerals vital to our health. Morevoer it does not raise blood pressure as all the elements are in perfect balance, just as nature intended - god/nature got it right! Obviously, any food, herb, spice etc is bad when eaten in excess.
We like to use Gomashio. Its made of ten parts dry roasted sesame seeds and one part salt, ground coarsely in pestle and mortar (or in the kitchen machine). Store in a jar and use like salt. Its a wonderful smell we do love in our dishes... It's part of the Japanese kitchen and sprinkled all over salads and sushi. I even put it sometimes on my porridge. Salt in porridge is more the Scots style though...