Place a few commercial salt crystals on the center of your tongue. In few seconds you will begin to taste the salt. Soon the taste will become very intense because the salt is almost 100% sodium chloride…all of the other trace elements from the once natural salt have been chemically removed. As the salt taste fades, it is replaced by a second sharp and sometimes bitter taste. This aftertaste derives from the chemicals list used during processing. You will find them in the ingredient on the commercial salt package: additives including anti-caking agents, crystallizing agents, sugar (dextrose) and others.