bader munir

Mediplas Innovations (private) Limited

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colored table salt

while sprinkling table salt on boiled eggs, i have no idea how much salt i have sprinkled because egg and salt are same colors.

can we have a colored table salt so that we can actually see the quantity of salt sprinkled? This will be an added advantage to those suffering from hypertension and need to keep a tight watch on salt consumption.

Bader

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    Dec 22 2011: Im sorry but this is could possibly be the most ridiculous question ever posted on the beloved Ted.com. Check yourself before you wreck yourself bro.
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      Dec 22 2011: smith..i respect your right to comment but an idea is an idea! hundred years ago when some one discussed the idea of making a right shoe for the right foot and left for the left....his peers laughed at him and today ????

      If the subject does not conform to the theme of this website (since i am new here)...the moderator has the right to make the necessary clicks !

      Bader
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    Dec 22 2011: Gisela...there are no 'colored' salts available in our local market, atlealst.
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    Dec 22 2011: Uh, there already are different colours of salt. I don't even think they're off segregated in the gourmet section.

    In fact, the pink stuff originates in your (relative) region of the world.
  • Dec 21 2011: Yes! I like! Provided the taste is still salty and there's yellow and black to make hazard lines!
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    Dec 20 2011: Thank you Tibor for the link. i read it all the way and logically/statistically speaking, it makes sense but it would be unwise of me to act on the conclusion without consulting my physician. Next time i visit him i will take reference of this link and take his views.

    As for the original idea of coloring-the-salt, i will try to find teh vegatable/spice additives in powder form. It might not be easy to get from the local market. I am in Karachi, Pakistan !

    Bader
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    Dec 20 2011: Hey!
    Andrew is right, only the explanation of your topic made me aware of your problem! :)

    Two comments:

    1. There ARE some coloured salts. Of course I am not talking about some magic, some artificial pink super-salt... If you want to, you can always buy the ones with some vegetable or spice additive, which usually makes salt green or orange (depends on the spices used). They are also considered much healthier and much more delicious that the regular salt.

    2. About hypertension... I am a nutritionist and I am quite skeptical about the evil effect of salt. There are certain cohorts (afro-americans, some asian populations) who are not adapted to salt, but for caucasians there is no massive evidence that salt consumption would really raise blood pressure. Cochrane Reviews are considered the golden standard of reviewing scientific evidence. They hive super-high standards which I am familiar with (they meta-analyze only clinical trials, in a professional, unbiased way) - a recent Cochrane review has shown that there is no evidence on any serious effect caused by salt.
    Here is the link, read it!
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD003656.pub2/abstract

    An other one with some evidence, still weak I think...
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004022.pub3/abstract;jsessionid=DD635C97F3805A2F5163683A1BEAD99D.d03t03

    Cheers!
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    Dec 20 2011: I cannot lie when I saw this topic I laughed. However, the idea itself is quite ingenious! There would definitely be a market for this product with families of young children and those wanting the advantages you mentioned. I believe simple food coloring might do the trick. This could be even done in the home. Give it a try and see what happens. Innovation requires trial and mistrial after all.
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      Dec 20 2011: I am going to try this at home but am not sure how to color it ? once done, i am going to send a few samples to my friends to try out and and ask for comments before venturing out on commercial basis.

      creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, art is which ones to keep !

      Bader