Salt

Salt

Salt, one of the basic human tastes is the most well-liked food seasoning. For human utilization, this mineral is produced in various forms namely: crude salt (like the Sea Salt), cultured salt (normal table salt), and the iodized salt. Taking place in various forms in earliest English, the term salt is an ancient word. Extracted from rock dumps or from sea water, in general they are crystalline in appearance i.e. white and it can be even pale pink or light grey in color.

The most primitive evidence of salt processing dates back to 6000 thousand years, being an important article of trade, the scarcity of this mineral has led nations to go war over salt and tax revenue raise up. In salt manufacturing, approximately only 6% is used in food. Of the remnants, 12% is used in water conditioning processes, 6% is used in agriculture and 8% for de-icing highways.

Salt
Rest of them is used for manufacturing and other industrial processes. It is at the Khewra Salt Mine, Pakistan; the largest salt mining operation takes place in the world. More than 40 percentage of salt is used in the chemical industry in the United States, predominantly for the production of chlorine and caustic soda.