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Table salt is the common granulated salt found in saltshakers on most dining tables. Table salt usually comes from underground salt deposits that are mined and then refined until most other minerals are removed, leaving behind pure sodium chloride. Table salt commonly has added iodine to help maintain a healthy thyroid, so it's sometimes called iodized salt. Some table salt also has other additives to keep it from absorbing moisture and to help it flow freely. Table salt is used for a range of cooking and baking.

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