'Each year, food companies use an amount of salt that is every bit as staggering as it sounds: 5 billion pounds.' ― Michael Moss Why not try making your own (salt-free) celery salt? It really is simple. Why bother? Well, table salt (sodium chloride) has been linked to heart disease, muscle cramps, arthritis, diabetes and cancer. It contains bleaching agents, synthetic iodine, and, last but not least, the dreaded sugar. I know, it's hard to believe. Eating excess sodium can also be harmful to people with hypertension or high blood pressure, and it causes fluid retention. Also remember that convenience foods and ready-prepared meals are high in sugars and salts. Celery, on the other hand, is loaded with potassium; you can vary the flavour of the salt by adding garlic or onion, or make them separately. It's a fabulous way to use up wilted celery. If you are trying to quit salt but miss flavouring your food, why not use this healthy potassium-rich celery 'salt'?
What you need
- 1-2 bunches celery
- Chop the celery into small chunks and place on dehydrator trays.
- Dehydrate overnight till celery is dry and mince in a blender. How cool is that?