Salt is harvested from salt mines, mineral-rich spring water in shallow pools and by solar evaporation of seawater in large shallow basins. Edible salt is sold in the form of sea salt and table salt which usually contains an anti-caking agent and may be iodized to prevent iodine deficiency. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings for ages, and salting is an important method of food preservation.
Nutrient Content & Health Benefits
Being native to India, its cultivation is highly valued due to its high calorific value (237 Kcal / 100 gram dry weight) and numerous other benefits like
Urad dal or black gram originates from India and has been cultivated since ancient times.
In 13th century AD the great Hindu philosopher Shri Madhvacharya is believed to have introduced the dal as an offering in ceremonies in place of sacrificing animals.