What If There Was No Salt in the World?

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Shared August 17, 2019

Cities have been named after it, economies have been built on it, wars have been fought over it, your life depends on it. Salt may be the most important, and the most divisive, mineral in history.

What is it worth to us today? There are more than 14,000 uses for salt, but to most of us, it only means one thing: high blood pressure.

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