Salt was so precious in ancient Rome, it made up a portion of a soldier’s pay, which is where we get the word salary from, (from the Latin for salt, sal).
Pink Himalayan Salt is one of the most expensive salts in the world. People claim it contains more minerals than ordinary table salt. Scientists found the amount of minerals it contains is so miniscule that it makes no measurable difference.
The city of Detroit sits on top of a working salt mine. Since 1910, the mine has provided road salt for most of North America.
There is an actual salt industry that lobbies for your “salt freedom”.