I have been looking into buying some gourmet salt, and several of them are described as being "moist salt". What does that mean?

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Moist salts are naturally harvested sea salts from which not all the water has been removed. They are noticeably wet, often caking up or forming more of a "slush" than a powder.

Some aficionados only believe that sea salt is "real" and "natural" if it is moist. Me, I have enough humidity in the apartment.

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    +1 for your apartment :-) (Maybe you should be looking for another) Sep 24, 2011 at 14:05

They have some humidity in them. According to wikipedia, up to 13% of moisture is acceptable.

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