Peru is known for its incredible cuisine and diverse flavors, and one of the ingredients that stands out is Sal de Maras, or Maras Salt. This unique salt is harvested in the town Maras, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and has been produced for centuries by the local community. What makes Sal […]
Iodine is a trace mineral that is important for the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones arenecessary for proper growth, nervous system development, and metabolism. Iodine deficiency only occurs if someone eats little or no bread, eats iodine or organic bread, and also does not use iodized table salt. With an iodine deficiency, the thyroid gland will slow down and swell (head). In children, iodine deficiency leads to growth retardation and reduced learning capacity and in the case of a large deficit to dwarfism.