By the way, doctor: Are gourmet salts better for you?

Q. Do you know anything about the various fancy salts? I've heard that they deliver salty flavor but have a smaller dose of harmful sodium.

A. All of the gourmet salts I have seen have virtually the same amount of sodium as regular table salt, but a far greater price tag. I recently participated in a blind taste testing and couldn't detect much difference. But some say there is, and I wouldn't want to dispute that.

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