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Is salt vegan?

Salt is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is salt?

Salt is a crucial ingredient in virtually every cuisine and cooking method worldwide. Its chemical name is sodium chloride, and it is an essential mineral that the human body requires for proper functioning. Salt adds flavor to food, enhances the taste of other ingredients, and can also be used as a preservative. It exists in various forms, including sea salt, rock salt, and table salt. Salt has been utilized for centuries to season, cure, and preserve food, and it remains an indispensable component of modern cooking. Despite its many benefits, excessive salt intake can be harmful to health, causing high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health issues.

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