Sea Salts are chemical compounds that are composed of ions connected to each other by ionic bonds. From the perspective of the theory of electrolyte dissociation, salts are electrolytes that, in an aqueous solution (or in melt), are always dissociated to metal or ammonium cations and acid anions. The electrical charges of positive (cations) and negative ions (anions) are balanced so that the compound does not have a net charge. Salt-composed ions can be both inorganic (Cl-) and organic (CH3-COO-) as well as single-atomic (F-) or multiatomic (SO42-).
Salts are often obtained as a result of a neutralization reaction between acid and base. Salt solutions in water are called electrolytes and play an important role in electrochemistry. Salts, which in hydrolysis form hydroxyl anions are called basic salts, and those that form hydrogen cations – acid salts. The remaining salts are called neutral salts.
In small quantities, the salts look transparent, their structure is crystalline and actually come in a very diverse color. They can be colorless and transparent (sodium chloride), opaque (titanium dioxide) and even with metallic shine (iron disulfide).
There are salts of a variety of colors, for example:
yellow (sodium chromate),
orange (sodium bichromate),
red (mercury sulphide),
palemorav (cobalt dichloride hexahydrate),
blue (copper sulphate pentahydrate, iron hexacyanoferrate),
green (nickel oxide),
colourless (magnesium sulphate),
white (titanium dioxide),
black (manganese dioxide).
Sea salt is salt that is produced by the evaporation of seawater. It is used as a seasoning in foods, cooking, cosmetics and for preserving food. It is also called bay salt, solar salt, or salt. Like mined rock salt, production of sea salt has been dated to prehistoric times. There is no scientific evidence that consuming sea salt instead of more refined sodium chloride salts has any health benefit.
Salts in Bulgaria.
Sea salt is really popular,but here in bulgaria we can find it in our Black sea. The bulgarian sea salt is really popular with her medical help.It heals all sorce of health problems.But it could be also unhealthy. Sea salt is alot more "salty" then the normal one.Eating too much salt can result in eyes issues.
Black lava salt is a marketing term for sea salt harvested from various places around the world that has been blended and colored with activated charcoal. The salt is used as a decorative condiment to be shown at the table.
Some gourmets believe Bulgarian sea salt tastes better and has a better texture than ordinary table salt. In applications that retain sea salt's coarser texture, it can provide a different mouth feel, and may change flavor due to its different rate of dissolution. The mineral content also affects the taste. The colors and variety of flavors are due to local clays and algae found in the waters the salt is harvested from. For example, some boutique salts from Korea and France are pinkish gray, some from India are black. Black and red salts from Hawaii may even have powdered black lava and baked red clay added in. Some sea salt contains sulfates. It may be difficult to distinguish sea salt from other salts, such as pink Himalayan salt, Maras salt from the ancient Inca hot springs, or rock salt (halite).