After identifying a research gap with zero proof available on pink salt’s mineral composition, NRAUS funded the research independently to ensure Australians could make more informed choices.
The world-first study investigated 31 pink salt samples available for purchase in Australia (and one control white table salt) to analyse its mineral composition and potential nutritional benefits.
The research aimed to prove whether pink salt contains nutrients, if there is any risk of harmful contamination and if it can actually contribute any meaningful amount of nutrients to the Australian diet.
Key findings from the research show that pink salt contains unpredictable and varying levels of essential nutrients and harmful heavy metals, which make it inconsistent in nature.

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