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Thursday, June 07, 2007

More of Don't Read the Fine Print

The other day while seeing how Hasgacha is done in a plant, we got free samples of a kosher run of popcorn (Note: the Wholefoods Popcorn label is normally not kosher!)

When reading the back I stumbled upon the words

"Then we air pop the corn and season lightly with organic sea salt . . ."

Now according to Websters, Organic is:

  • 'Of, relating to, yielding, or involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides'

Would someone please tell me then how salt is organic?

See also: Don't read the fine print, Return of Don't Read the fine print, and Don't Read The Fine Print -Partie Trois for other's in the series.

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Tamara said...

From Wikipedia: In marketing, organic salt is a term for table salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) that is harvested in natural environments, like sea salt, and not treated with additives like iodine (in the form of sodium iodide, or NaI, to reduce thyroid problems) or anti-caking agents. Technically, organic salt in this context is an oxymoron, since this kind of salt is always inorganic.

Mottel said...

The Oxymoron was my point :-)

Ephraim said...

Yes, salt has no carbon. My understanding is that for a compound to be organic it must have carbon.

It's organic because they say it is. Maybe it's just not treated like tamara says, so it's still full of weevils and cholera.

Mottel said...

Between you and me, it tasted like all other popcorn . . . and was just as fatty!