Rock salt is a mineral called Halite, typically colourless or white, it is most commonly found in underground salt beds. While this all seems to be a return to high school science class, rock salt is an important and beneficial mineral. It’s actually one of the oldest, used minerals dating back to at least 3000 BC.
Rock salt has and continues to be used to treat many ailments such as an upset stomach, irritation from insect bites, soothing muscle cramps, and stabilizing blood pressure. Rock salt contains 84 out of the 92 trace elements required by the body including calcium, zinc, magnesium and others.
Despite the multiple ways rock salt can be used for the body, there are two most common ways people use it in their daily lives. One-way people use rock salt is a seasoning for food. Particularly, adding salt to helps certain molecules in food release easily, which also enhances the food aroma – an important factor to our perception of taste.
Another way is as a deicer. The composition of rock salt helps to melt ice, and stops snow and ice from bonding to pavement. Draglam Salt is an expert in rock salt and its ability to be used as a deicer. With over 25 years in business, Draglam Salt is Ontario’s supplier of choice for bulk and bagged salt. They carry a range and supply of bulk salt, road salt and deicing salt products. For only the highest quality salt products, contact Draglam Salt at one of their numerous convenient locations.