A Guide to Green Salt: A Low-Sodium Alternative

We all know that reducing sodium intake is better for our health. But you can’t cook meals without salt at home, as that’ll compromise the taste of the food. Even most processed foods and restaurant dishes contain a high amount of salt in the preservation or cooking process. Fortunately, green salt can be the simple solution you’ve been searching for all along! Read on to know more about the healthy alternative to regular salt.

What Is Green Salt?

Recently, the internet was abuzz with discussions over this strikingly colored alternative to common table salt. This unusual product is green and powdery and is generally sold in a brown paper bag, instead of a traditional salt tub or grinder. This unique salt is packed with several additional nutrients like chlorophyll, giving it its green color, potassium, magnesium, iodine, vitamin B3, fiber, and a little protein.

The Source

Green salt is sourced from dehydrated Salicornia, commonly known as sea asparagus. It has a lot of other names such as glasswort, pickleweed, crow’s foot greens, sea beans, samphire, and hamcho. This rod-like fleshy plant generally grows in marshes, sea shores, and salty wetlands. Though mostly uncommon, it’s long been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes and poor digestion, and interestingly, in Korean cuisine as a flavor enhancer. These Salicornia plants are dehydrated and then ground into coarse or fine powder to make green salt. Unbelievably, the nutrients inside the salt come directly from the plant itself, without any additional component, making the salt totally organic.

The Benefits

There have been several pieces of research conducted, within the last 10 years, which show that Salicornia plants are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Some researchers also claim that sea asparagus contains SP1, a specific type of nutrient linked to better insulin regulation and blood sugar control. Another study tested the effects of Salicornia salt on blood pressure with positive results. This study found out that this salt can even leave a protective effect on the livers and rodent kidneys. But, there’s a catch! All these studies are mainly animal-based with experiments and observations performed on rats. There’s no official human trial of green salt, yet. But don’t fret! The overall research on Salicornia is highly promising, so far, and there’s no report of any green salt-induced ailing in any person. So this time, don’t hesitate to replace your kitchen staple – salt.

3 Interesting Facts About Golden Globe Nominee Beanie Feldstein

After being nominated for her first Golden Globe in January 2020, Beanie Feldstein became a household name. Her glorious fame has only grown since then.

Beanie Feldstein

For her portrayal as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s critically praised directorial debut, Booksmart, the California native was nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical in December 2019. The actress has earlier appeared in films such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Lady Bird, and The Female Brain.

Feldstein got her first nomination the same year that her lifelong best friend Ben Platt, as well as former co-stars and close friends Booksmart‘s Kaitlyn Dever and Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan, were nominated.

The What We Do in the Shadows alum is also working on Richard Linklater’s film adaptation of the musical Merrily We Roll Along. It will take her and her co-stars, Ben Platt and Blake Jenner, ten years to complete.

Before The Impeachment premieres on September 7, read more about the actress in this article.

#1. Beanie Feldstein Is an Educated Woman

Beanie Feldstein holding a book titled "Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies" Feldstein went on to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, after attending Harvard-Westlake School throughout her elementary school years. In 2015, the sociology major received her bachelor’s degree from a liberal arts college.

#2. Her Real Name

Beanie Feldstein and Ben Platt in a funny photo

Beanie Feldstein’s full name is Elizabeth Greer Feldstein, but there’s a fascinating backstory surrounding how she got the nickname “Beanie.” “For the first five years of my life, I had a British nanny.” In a 2015 feature with The Wesleyan Argus, her alma mater’s student newspaper, she remarked, “Elizabeth was the name of the girl she used to nanny in England.”

#3. She Is Surrounded by Stars

Beanie Feldstein and Ben Platt in a sweet photo together Platt and she met as toddlers at a bat mitzvah, but they didn’t become great friends until they were in high school together. Beanie Feldstein reflected on their connection in 2017 when the Pitch Perfect actor earned his first Tony Award, and the two have stayed close ever since.