Mexico, the sixth largest producer of salt in the world
According to the Mexican Geological Service, Mexico occupies the sixth place in salt production in the world with 10, 500, 000 tons per year. The main producing state is located in Guerrero Negro, Baja California, with a production of 7,434,700, followed by states such as Veracruz with 1,035,070 tons, Yucatan with 522,324 tons, Nuevo León with 467,258 tons, Tamaulipas, with 140,000 tons, Colima with 75,000 tonnes, Sonora, 28, 500 tons and Sinaloa with 15,175 they tons.
The salt (sodium chloride) is rich in minerals, such as potassium or magnesium, which are essential to our functioning. There are sales that come and sea salts that come from mines. It is a mineral.
Table salt it helps to digest fats, but does not provide an additional benefit. Even to consume this salt in excess causes that remove calcium and that at some point we may retain fluids, hence measures have been taken such as the removal of salt shakers from the tables of the restaurants, to prevent high blood pressure. The processing of this salt is something that started in the TWENTIETH century.
The sea salt or sea salt is the ideal for our consumption, however market it is illegal. As though the salt in Mexico is a lot healthier than in many places in the world because it is obtained by evaporation, in our country, the Rule 040 of the Secretariat of Health (SSA) dictates that there can be marketed salt in Mexico if you are not carrying fluorine or iodine added to prevent goiter.
According to experts, the day should be consumed 5gr. of salt, and remember the existence of the minerals found in green vegetables, which are catalogued vegetable savoury. If we maintain a healthy, balanced diet, avoiding processed foods, self-regulate our levels of minerals in the body.
Knowing the advantages and disadvantages with respect to the consumption of table salt, iodized salt, and sea salt,helps us to understand the best way to consume it not only in the home but in the industry, in addition, identify value opportunities, not only for our body but for our guests. Although, historically the salt in Mexico is very important, as another of its uses was to clean up metals such as silver, in the time of the Colony.
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